MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 16,423 this week

House on the Waterfront (1955)
"Port du désir" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  15 April 1955 (France)
6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 57 users  
Reviews: 2 user

Add a Plot

Writer:

(screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 103 titles
created 13 Feb 2011
 
a list of 1478 titles
created 06 Jan 2012
 
a list of 56 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 1282 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: House on the Waterfront (1955)

House on the Waterfront (1955) on IMDb 6.3/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of House on the Waterfront.
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Le commandant Lequévic
Andrée Debar ...
Martine
Henri Vidal ...
Michel
Edith Georges ...
Lola
Leopoldo Francés ...
Baba (as Leopoldo Frances)
René Sarvil ...
L'aveugle (as Sarvil)
Gaby Basset ...
Madame Aimée
Jacques Dynam ...
Le Meur
Gaston Orbal ...
Rossignol (as Orbal)
Edmond Ardisson ...
Le patron de la boîte (as Ardisson)
Mireille Ozy ...
Gaby
Annette Maistre ...
Une entraîneuse
Yoko Tani ...
Une entraîneuse
Raymond Blot
Robert Berri ...
Frédo, le malfrat
Edit

Storyline

Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

15 April 1955 (France)  »

Also Known As:

House on the Waterfront  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

French censorship visa #15.182 See more »

Soundtracks

Ah! C'que j'en fait
Lyrics by Jean Valmy
Music by Joseph Kosma
Sung by Edith Georges
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A harbor named desire.(a misnomer)
27 August 2003 | by See all my reviews

In spite of the title (harbor of desire) this is not really an erotic movie,although sequences take place in a brothel,with saucy lines for the time;and which is even bolder,the two young leads sleep together the night when they meet.

These are the only daring touches of a conventional work:the screenplay involves elements of melodrama -the young orphan maid searching her sister in the low dives ,the old seadog whose wife left and whose daughter became a whore,etc-,and film noir( smuggling,a dead body in a wreck).But the movie loses on both counts,because of the poor directing.

Cast includes Jean Gabin in a routine part,Andrée Debar and her almost "male" face -which was successfully used by Jacqueline Audry in "la garçonne" and "le secret du chevalier d'Eon" and Henri Vidal who sadly,was to die of a heart attack four years later.




3 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss House on the Waterfront (1955) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?