On the Waterfront (1954)

I Coulda Been a Contender

Terry (Marlon Brando) speaks with Charley (Rod Steiger) about his lost days of promise, then Charley hands him a gun and lets him go.

Directed by Elia Kazan.

Released in 1954 by Sony.

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  • character-type: Boxer
  • character-type: Brother
  • character-type: Detective
  • editors-choice: Male Performances
  • editors-choice: Iconic Lines
  • primary-genre: Classics
  • primary-genre: Romance
  • primary-genre: Drama
  • secondary-genre: Classics
  • secondary-genre: Classic Dramas
  • secondary-genre: Romance Classics
  • mood: Emotional
  • mood: Dark
  • prop: Gun
  • setting: Car
  • theme: Regret
  • actor: Rod Steiger
  • actor: Marlon Brando
  • director: Elia Kazan
  • producer: Sam Spiegel
  • cinematographer: Boris Kaufman
  • composer: Leonard Bernstein
  • editor: Gene Milford
  • role-name: Charley 'the Gent' Malloy
  • role-name: Terry Malloy
  • screenwriter: Malcolm Johnson
  • screenwriter: Budd Schulberg
  • year: 1954
  • studio: Sony