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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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Cast

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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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Wow!
21 January 2008 | by (Cromwell, CT) – See all my reviews

I cry at a lot of movies. Call me sentimental. Call me one of those viewers who always likes to see a happy ending. This movie, though it has a sad ending, was great! Of all of the actors that I would love to have lunch with, it would be Sidney Poitier. His acting, along with John Cassavetes and Jack Warden (of 12 Angry Men fame)is stellar. His character, who befriends a man on the run (Cassavetes) and helps him out in every way possible is incredible.

This is another one of those forgotten noirs made during the end of the noirish era. It is well done, has a superb cast, extremely talented acting, and great cinematography. It is a film worth watching over and over again. I highly recommend this one! This is just another truly great film done by Mr. Poitier and should be sold on DVD. Even though I cried, kudos to such great art!


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