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Waterfront (1939)

Passed  -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  15 July 1939 (USA)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gloria Dickson ...
Ann Stacey
Dennis Morgan ...
James 'Jim' Dolen
Marie Wilson ...
Ruby Waters
Sheila Bromley ...
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
George Lloyd ...
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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15 July 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Terror do Cais  »

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It Had to Be You
(1924) (uncredited)
Music by Isham Jones
Played at the longshoremen's dance
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On the Rise
10 June 2014 | by (New York City) – See all my reviews

Dennis Morgan's first starring movie at Warner Brothers is a typical fast-paced Warners B movie. It has a young cast on the rise and if the idea seems to be to make Morgan into their B version of Jimmy Cagney, the company soon realized their mistake. Morgan can't say "ain't" without it sounding phony; just as Cagney never dropped his streets-of-New-York accent, Morgan always sounded like he had just come from an elocution lesson.

In this one, Morgan is a dockworker whose Irish temper keeps him in trouble all the time, despite the love of Gloria Dixon and the supervision of Aldrich Bowker, the local priest. If the story is told a bit too often by newspaper headline, it was a common device in the Warner Bs. It's no world beater, but the familiar faces from Warner's stock company and occasional flashes of interesting camera work by James van Trees will keep fans of the B movies interested.


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