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Waterfront (1939)

Passed | | Action, Crime, Drama | 15 July 1939 (USA)
Jim Dolen, head a a dock-worker's union, can't resist a good fight until Ann Stacey makes him promise to give up fighting to marry her. But when his brother Dan Dolen is killed by Mart ... See full summary »

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(as Terry Morse)

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(play), (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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Ann Stacey
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Ruby Waters
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Marie Cordell aka Mary Allen
Larry Williams ...
Frankie Donahue
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Father Dunn
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Skids Riley
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Mart Hendler
Arthur Gardner ...
Dan Dolen
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Joe Becker
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Jim Dolen, head a a dock-worker's union, can't resist a good fight until Ann Stacey makes him promise to give up fighting to marry her. But when his brother Dan Dolen is killed by Mart Hendler, Jim, with the aid of his pal Frankie Donahue, sneaks out to get Mart, who is hiding out with his girl friend Marie. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Violence is King...Terror is Law...on the 'WATERFRONT" (original ad) See more »

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Action | Crime | Drama | Romance

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Passed | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

15 July 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El terror de los muelles  »

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1.37 : 1
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Connections

Version of Taxi! (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

It Had to Be You
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Played at the longshoremen's dance
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worth it
20 June 2014 | by See all my reviews

I agree it's very corny and exudes sentimentality but it's worth watching if only for Gloria Dickson doing the fox trot. At least it looks like her and they don't show her full length but it's a good number anyway. Marie Wilson is definitely dancing and she's charming as always. Ward Bond is also great as the bad, deeply troubled and insecure guy. The movie's fast so you can't get bored but oh, is it corny. The added attraction of Sheila Bromley rounds this out. She fakes the cops so well! It's Gloria Dickson's eighth film and she's the headliner. This is an actor you love to watch. She's relentless in her pursuit to keep Dennis Morgan out of trouble. He's such a dope but she makes it so believable. This was his first starring role and he puts in a very good effort but he doesn't sing and that's too bad. There's also a car chase that's quite fake but still fun, especially the real parts. It turns out as you might expect and keep that in mind if you watch it and enjoy the performances.


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