Dockworker Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) had been an up-and-coming boxer until powerful local mob boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) persuaded him to throw a fight. When a longshoreman is murdered before he can testify about Friendly's control of the Hoboken waterfront, Terry teams up with the dead man's sister Edie (Eva Marie Saint) and the streetwise priest Father Barry (Karl Malden) to testify himself, against the advice of Friendly's lawyer, Terry's older brother Charley (Rod Steiger).
Director: Elia Kazan
Writer: Malcolm Johnson
Producer: Sam Spiegel
Cast: Marlon Brando, Eva Saint, Karl Malden, Lee Cobb, Rod Steiger, Leif Erickson, Pat Henning, James Westerfield, Tony Galento, Tami Mauriello, John Hamilton, John Heldabrand, Rudy Bond, Don Blackman, Arthur Keegan, Abe Simon, Martin Balsam, Fred Gwynne, Tommy Handley, Pat Hingle and Nehemiah Persoff