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Edge of the City (1957)

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Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk.

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Axel Nordmann
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Tommy Tyler
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Charles Malik
Kathleen Maguire ...
Ellen Wilson
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Lucy Tyler
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Brother
Robert F. Simon ...
Mr. George Nordmann (as Robert Simon)
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Mrs. Katherine Nordmann
William A. Lee ...
Davis
John Kellogg ...
Detective
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Wallace (as David Clark)
Estelle Hemsley ...
Mrs. Price - Lucy's Mother
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Two New York City longshoremen Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader whose growing friendship is threatened by Charles Malik, a notably repellent punk.

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Tense drama of frightened men!

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2 August 1957 (West Germany)  »

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Ein Mann besiegt die Angst  »

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Expanded from the 1955 hour-long live TV play "A Man Is Ten Feet Tall," broadcast on "Philco Television Playhouse (1948)," also with Sidney Poitier in the role of Tommy. See more »

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Referenced in Man with a Camera: Lady on the Loose (1958) See more »

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Sydney Poitier steals the show
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Alex North (John Cassavetes) has problems in relationship with his father and flees home to join the army, from where he very soon deserts and comes to New York intending to start a new life, using as an advantage the fact that nobody knows about his past. He finds a job at the Waterfront, where he meets Tommy Tyler (Sydney Poitier) a lively young man, who is happily married and is a living contrast to Cassavetes' sad and unhappy character. They very quickly become good friends and Tommy does his best to help his friend. The only problem is that their superior at work, a tough worker Charles Malik (Jack Warden) is sort of envious of their friendship as well as Tommy's constant happy disposition and success in personal life. He really manages to make their life difficult when he comes to know the truth about Alex's past.

A good drama skillfully directed by Academy Award nominated director-producer Martin Ritt (The Hud) and featuring wonderful performances from Sydney Poitier and Jack Warden. 7/10


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