On The Waterfront Essay

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On the waterfront is a 1954 black and white film that based on an original story. Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) is a dockworker who works at the docks of Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb). A popular dockworker Joey Doyle was murdered by Terry’s brother Charley Malloy, although it seems Joey just simply falls from the roof. Terry is upset on Joey’s death, and he knows Joey had planned to testify to the Waterfront Crime Commission about the poor working conditions. Joey's sister Edie (Eva Marie Saint) is angry about her brother's death, and Terry is smitten with her, but after Edie realizes Terry’s role in her brother's murder, she breaks up with him. Charley gives Terry the gun and advises him to run when Johnny decides to kill Terry to prevent his testimony. Terry and Edie both escape but Charley is shot down. After the death of Terry’s brother, Terry…show more content…
Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) is a dockworker who works at the docks of Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb). A popular dockworker Joey Doyle was murdered by Terry’s brother Charley Malloy, although it seems Joey just simply falls from the roof. Terry is upset on Joey’s death, and he knows Joey had planned to testify to the Waterfront Crime Commission about the poor working conditions. Joey's sister Edie (Eva Marie Saint) is angry about her brother's death, and Terry is smitten with her, but after Edie realizes Terry’s role in her brother's murder, she breaks up with him. Charley gives Terry the gun and advises him to run when Johnny decides to kill Terry to prevent his testimony. Terry and Edie both escape but Charley is shot down. After the death of Terry’s brother, Terry testifies about Joey's murder by Johnny Friendly. As a result Johnny calls his thugs to beat him at the pier. At last Father Barry and Edie arrive, they encourage injured Terry to walk and go to work, so the story ends with Terry goes to the pier followed by the other
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