MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 10,604 this week

Waterfront (1944)

Approved  |   |  Drama, Romance, War  |  10 June 1944 (USA)
5.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.2/10 from 138 users  
Reviews: 8 user | 3 critic

A Nazi spy passes himself off as an optometrist in San Francisco's waterfront district. Someone robs him of his codebook, and he must get it back.

Director:

Writers:

(original screenplay), (original screenplay) (as Irwin R. Franklyn)
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: June

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in June, brought to you by Swiffer.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

W
a list of 692 titles
created 28 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 236 titles
created 12 Jan 2014
 
a list of 35 titles
created 05 Mar 2014
 
a list of 2240 titles
created 02 Apr 2014
 
a list of 7878 titles
created 11 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Waterfront" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Waterfront (1944)

Waterfront (1944) on IMDb 5.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Waterfront.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Paradise Isle (1937)
Adventure | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

A blind artist is on his way to Java to see a doctor about an operation to restore his sight when the ship sinks and he washes up on a tropical island. A native girl finds him and begins to... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Greville Collins
Stars: Movita, Warren Hull, William B. Davidson
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In 1940, a concentration-camp escapee assumes the identity of a dead British officer, only to become a prisoner of war.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Michael Redgrave, Rachel Kempson, Frederick Leister
Back-Room Boy (1942)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A lowly BBC employee pulls a prank at the studio and finds himself transferred to an isolated island where he is to set up a weather station at a lighthouse. As if in a fantasy, a ship ... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Mason
Stars: Arthur Askey, Moore Marriott, Graham Moffatt
Comedy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A wartime cottage on a Scottish estate becomes a focus of attention when not only the new tenant but a London evacuee and a downed fighter pilot all move in. The interest may not be ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Asquith
Stars: Leslie Banks, Alastair Sim, Jeanne De Casalis
Impact (1949)
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A unfaithful wife plots with her lover to kill her husband, but the lover is accidentally killed instead. The husband stays in hiding, and lets his wife be charged with conspiracy.

Director: Arthur Lubin
Stars: Brian Donlevy, Ella Raines, Charles Coburn
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A young woman is on death row for the murder of a man who was blackmailing her family, although she claims she was framed. Her fiance, a doctor who is conducting experiments on reviving the... See full summary »

Director: Steve Sekely
Stars: Jean Parker, Lionel Atwill, Douglas Fowley
Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1903, a doctor suspects murder in the gothic Bederaux family.

Director: Jacques Tourneur
Stars: Hedy Lamarr, George Brent, Paul Lukas
Edge of Doom (1950)
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A mentally unbalanced young man kills a priest. One of the priest's colleagues sets out to find the killer.

Director: Mark Robson
Stars: Dana Andrews, Farley Granger, Joan Evans
Dark Waters (1944)
Drama | Film-Noir | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A woman returns to the USA after a German u-boat sank her ship, and finds out that someone wants to kill her for her inheritance.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Merle Oberon, Franchot Tone, Thomas Mitchell
The Drifter (1944)
Certificate: Passed Action | Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A Robin Hood-type outlaw (Buster Crabbe) rides the range and helps others. Another outlaw who looks just like him (also played by Crabbe) tries to cash in on the other outlaw's reputation.

Director: Sam Newfield
Stars: Buster Crabbe, Falcon the Horse, Al St. John
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Arthur and Vivian are just married, but when the get to their honeymoon suite in Washington D.C., they find it occupied. Arthur goes to meet Slade, his new boss, and when he comes back, he ... See full summary »

Director: James V. Kern
Stars: Ann Sheridan, Alexis Smith, Jack Carson
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A beautiful Austrian refugee in England--who is also a Nazi agent--marries a scholarly English pacifist. He lives near a secret military base she needs to get information about so she can help in Hitler's planned invasion of England.

Director: Frank Tuttle
Stars: Franchot Tone, Veronica Lake, John Sutton
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
J. Carrol Naish ...
Dr. Karl Decker
Maris Wrixon ...
Freda Hauser
...
Max Kramer
Terry Frost ...
Jerry Donovan
John Bleifer ...
Zimmerman
Marten Lamont ...
Mike Gorman
Olga Fabian ...
Mrs. Hauser
Claire Rochelle ...
Maisie
Billy Nelson ...
Butch
Edit

Storyline

A Nazi spy operating as an optometrist on the San Francisco waterfront discovers that his code book, which also has the names of his fellow Nazi agents and saboteurs, has been stolen. His attempts to track it down before it falls into the hands of the authorities result in a trail of murder and blackmail. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

EVIL ENEMY SABOTEURS Hidden In A Shroud Of Mystery! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 June 1944 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bruma nas Docas  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

At the beginning of the film Karl Decker, the optometrist, is robbed by the waterfront. Both his code-book and a list of his fellow agents are stolen from him. It is inconceivable that any spy would carry these items about with him in his pockets as he walked the streets. See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not Bad
10 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you don't pay attention too closely, this is a fairly entertaining film. J. Carrol Naish is fine as the Nazi spymaster. John Carradine just wasn't sinister or psychotic enough to make his character believable, but was better than most of the rest of the cast, though John Bleifer stood out as the slimy, double-dealing blackmailer. I thought it was pretty well directed, too.

I can see why the police arrested the male romantic lead, but if the FBI had really done their job he would have been quickly released, since he had no gun and none was recovered at the scene, had no gunfire residue on his hands (The paraffin test had been mentioned in movies of the 1930s.), and had a legitimate reason for being at the murder scene. Yet he went to trial for the murder. I don't know much about guns, but I recognized the iconic Luger pistol used by the murderer. The FBI identified the murder weapon as a Mauser. A pretty clumsy portrayal of the FBI for this marginally propagandistic spy drama.

I watched a copy downloaded from The Internet Archive. The print from which the file was made had seen better days.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Waterfront (1944) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?