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Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint star in this 1954 drama about violence and corruption on the docks of New York.

“On the Waterfront” is directed by Elia Kazan and scored by Leonard Bernstein. The film won eight Academy Awards, including best picture, best actor and best director.

Portrait Gallery senior historian Sidney Hart will introduce the film. This program is located in the Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium. Free and open to the public; no tickets required. Doors open at 6:30; seating is first come, first served.

Image caption: Marlon Brando in "On the Waterfront"/Anselmo Ballester,1954/Color photolithographic halftone poster/National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution

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Added by npg on September 25, 2008

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