Edge of the City
Edge of the City (1957)

This film 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. Cassavetes befriends his African-American… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 27, 2009
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Emanuel Levy
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Martin Ritt's impressive feature directing debut is a socially conscious drama, about union corruption, interracial integration, and moral integrity, well acted by John Cassavetes and Sidney Poitier.

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Michael Gildea
While not a bad movie, you could tell it was trying to cop from On the Waterfront a bit. Poitier's character is impossible but it all somehow works.