Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers 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.
A Nazi spy passes himself off as an optometrist in San Francisco's waterfront district. Someone robs him of his code book, and he must get it back.
When ship's fireman Peter McCabe walks out on his long-suffering wife, he leaves her impoverished, with two young daughters and a boy born soon after his departure. After an absence of fourteen years McCabe returns, sacked and humiliated, trailing trouble in his wake.
Tong Bo Wan and Chang Yi are two expert martial artists who protect the famous Whampoa wharf in Guangzhou from gangsters who are expoiting the dock workers.
Travelogue documentary about Manhattan, New York City distributed by RKO Radio Pictures and produced by the Van Beuren Corporation. Part of the World on Parade series.
An investigative reporter romances a suspected smuggler's daughter.
A hard-living dockworker finds religion until his brother is murdered.
Hoping to put the cuffs on criminal mastermind Socks Barstow (Richard Travis), detective Mike Hanrohan (William Gargan) is stymied by the fact that his younger brother Denny (Richard Crane) has joined Barstow's gang. Things get worse after a bloody shootout, in which Mike apparently guns down his own brother.
Gang Leader Dutch Malone goes on a hunting trip and is in a car wreck and is confined to the hospital, without the knowledge of any of his gang members. District Attorney Brady induces taxidermist Peter Winkly, who is an exact double for Malone,to impersonate Dutch and assume leadership of the gang. Winkly "takes over" the gang and only Rita, Dutch's girl friend, has any suspicion that he is not really Dutch. But Dutch sees a newspaper showing him out on the town, escapes from the hospital and is on his way to look up the impostor.
Two travel magazine writers meet at a beautiful island resort deep in the south Pacific researching article on a waterfront inn where tourists seem to go missing.
As California gubernatorial candidate Burton is about to cast his vote a truck crashes into the polling booth, critically injuring him and his opponent. A flashback traces his career from unemployed veteran to dockworker to lawyer. A side thread traces his tortured relationship with his wife.
American avant-garde master Ernie Gehr’s stunning Waterfront Follies (USA) is a work of extended sublime that presents a view of the Brooklyn harbour as it is continuously interrupted by the flow of human interaction. The film’s structure and soundtrack work as a reminder of the constant intersections between life’s impulsiveness and beauty. - Peter Knegt
Two filmmakers, eager to make a feature film that will improve the tarnished reputation of the longshoreman's union, meet with union officials.
A man infiltrates the Los Angeles underworld, which is controlled by mobsters who will stop at nothing to exploit the weak and overpower the strong.
Seven college friends spend their spring break in a remote waterfront cabin only to discover that their happy vacation is about to turn into a hellish trip, as shadowy locals threaten to pick them off one by one.
When a young man is befriended by a gambling ship operator and made a partner in the business, he becomes involved in a police manhunt after he covers up a murder committed by his new partner.
A sailor and his wife become involved in a murder investigation.
Setlist: 00:00 "Center of Gravity" 04:24 "Upside-Down" 07:35 "The Summer" 10:49 "Black Hole [The Urinals cover]" 13:14 "Tom Courtenay" 16:52 "Griselda [The Holy Modal Rounders cover]" 19:27 "Speeding Motorcycle [Daniel Johnston cover]" 24:30 "For Shame of Doing Wrong [Richard Thompson cover]" 28:40 "Blitzkrieg Bop [Ramones instrumental cover]" 31:29 "Alyda" 36:14 "Gates Of Steel [Devo cover]
Everything about Coney Island seems to carry a certain fascinating charm-from how it came to be called Coney Island to the thrills it had to offer. Some believe that the name Coney Island originated from Dutch names like "Konjn Kok" which later evolved to Coney. Others feel the conical shaped sand bars that form along the shoreline inspired sailors to call it Coney Island.This Video provides a glimpse of what it was like to be on the famous island in the 50s. It also enables you to have a close look at the magnificent natural wonder-the Niagara Falls and see what the famous Manhattan waterfront looked like in the early part of the 20th century.
On the Waterfront was a BBC Saturday morning children's programme, filmed at Brunswick Dock, Liverpool. It was hosted by Andrew O'Connor, Kate Copstick, Bernadette Nolan and Terry Randall. The programme ran for two seasons in 1988 and 1989, and consisted of comedy sketches interspersed with cartoons, competitions and music. The writer Russell T Davies, later a BAFTA Award-winner for his work on programmes such as Queer as Folk and Doctor Who, worked on the series, writing the script for a comedy dubbed version of the children's drama series The Flashing Blade.