Edge of the City (Widescreen) [Thinpak]
Tense drama of frightened men!
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 25 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: August 2, 1957
- Originally Released: 1957
- Label: Warner Home Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Dual Layer
- English, French
- Subtitles - English, French
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Kathleen Maguire, Ruby Dee & Jack Warden|
|Performer:||Jack Warden, Kathleen Maguire & Ruby Dee|
|Directed by||Martin Ritt|
|Screenwriting by||Robert Alan Aurthur|
|Screenplay by||Robert Alan Aurthur|
|Composition by||Leonard Rosenman|
|Story by||Robert Alan Aurthur|
|Produced by||David Susskind|
|Director of Photography:||Joseph Brun|
EDGE OF THE CITY is a modern morality play, acted out in the railyards of New York. AWOL soldier John Cassavetes takes a job as a railroad worker, where he is taunted and bullied by supervisor Jack Warden, a union functionary appointed by the Mob. Cassavetes befriends his African-American co-worker Sydney Poitier, whose very presence enrages the bigoted Warden. Poitier dies in an "accident" arranged by Warden; Cassavetes knows the truth, but is frightened into silence by the corrupt union. Inspired by Poitier's widow to stand up for what is right, Cassavetes challenges Warden in a climactic one-on-one battle. EDGE OF THE CITY was produced by David Susskind, who'd previously staged Robert Alan Aurthur's screenplay for television under its original title, A MAN IS TEN FEET TALL.
Big City | Corruption | Mafia | Murder | Race Relations | Racism | Railroads | Railway Travel
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