Edge of the City

Edge of the City

Director: Martin Ritt Cast: John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Jack Warden


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Edge of the City is a modern morality play, acted out in the railyards of New York. AWOL soldier John Cassavetes takes a job as a railroad worker, where he is taunted and bullied by supervisor Jack Warden, a union functionary appointed by the Mob. Cassavetes befriends his African-American co-worker Sydney Poitier, whose very presence enrages the bigoted Warden. Poitier dies in an "accident" arranged by Warden; Cassavetes knows the truth, but is frightened into silence by the corrupt union. Inspired by Poitier's widow to stand up for what is right, Cassavetes challenges Warden in a climactic one-on-one battle. Edge of the City was produced by David Susskind, who'd previously staged Robert Alan Aurthur's screenplay for television under its original title, A Man is Ten Feet Tall.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/13/2016
UPC: 0889290611376
Original Release: 1957
Source: Mr Fat - W Video
Time: 0:53:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Cassavetes Axel North
Sidney Poitier Tommy Tyler
Jack Warden Charles Malik
Kathleen Maguire Ellen Wilson
Ruby Dee Lucy Tyler
Robert Simon Mr. Nordmann
Ruth White Mrs. Nordmann
Val Avery Brother
John Kellogg Detective
David Clarke Wallace
Estelle Hemsley Lucy's Mother
Charles Jordan Old Stevedore
Ralph Bell Night Boss
Will Lee Davis

Technical Credits
Martin Ritt Director
Robert Alan Aurthur Screenwriter
Joseph Brun Cinematographer
Anna Hill Johnstone Costumes/Costume Designer
Sidney Meyers Editor
Leonard Rosenman Score Composer
David Susskind Producer
Richard Sylbert Art Director

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