“On The Waterfront,” 57 Years Later

4 starsOn the Waterfront was released 57 years ago today. It stars Marlon Brando as a washed up boxer working on the docks, a tough guy but a good guy who wants to do the right thing, but doing the right thing means he’ll get the crap beat out of him by the guys in the corrupt longshoremans union.

Excellent performances and a compelling story. The kind of movie that can be viewed every couple years and get better with each viewing. I’m impressed by any movie that’s still entertaining and compelling after almost 60 years.

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Phillip Cairns is a beekeeper in St. John's, Newfoundland, who writes about beekeeping at mudsongs.org.

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