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Edge of the City
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NR,1hr 25min
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January 29, 1957
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MGM
Synopsis: 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 ... Full Synopsis
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Martin Ritt's film version of Robert Alan Aurthur's teleplay, A Man Is Ten Feet Tall is a taut, well-acted slice of New York street life. John Cassavettes stars as a troubled young man who finds himself caught between a black man (Sidney Poitier) who has befriended him and the racist, mobbed-up union boss (Jack Warden) of the freight yard where they both work. The film's locus of interest is less its ... Read Review
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Axel North
Tommy Tyler
Charles Malik
Ellen Wilson
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