On the Waterfront (Talkback with John Farr)

Tue Mar 26
  • Tue Mar 26
7:00 pm Classics

Tue Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm: Join us for a new series featuring outstanding classic films on select Tuesday evenings once a month. John Farr , Founder of the Playhouse and Creator of bestmoviesbyfarr.com , will introduce and give a short talk about each film before the lights go down. After screenings, guests are invited to join him for “Farr @The Bar” – drinks and casual conversation following the film in the Playhouse Cafe.

Director: Elia Kazan Run Time: 108 min. Format: Digital

Starring: Eva Marie Saint, James Westerfield, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb, Leif Erickson, Marlon Brando, Pat Henning, Rod Steiger, Tami Mauriello, Tony Galento

Ex-prizefighter Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) tends his pigeons and runs errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb), the corrupt boss of the docker’s union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny’s thugs, and later meets the dead man’s sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.