Edge of the City1957

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Edge of the City
Directed by:
Martin Ritt

Starring John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Jack Warden, Kathleen Maguire, Ruby Dee and Val Avery, "Edge of the City" (also known as "Mann besiegt die Angst, Ein", "Man Is Ten Feet Tall, A", "Nel fango della periferia") is a Drama/Film-noir film directed by Martin Ritt, released in the USA on January 29 of 1957.

Who directed "Edge of the City":

Edge of the City was directed by Martin Ritt, an American director, producer, and actor.

After making Edge of the City, Martin Ritt directed No Down Payment, released in 1957, The Long, Hot Summer (1958), The Black Orchid (1958), The Sound and the Fury (1959), 5 Branded Women (1960), and Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man (1962).

What was the release date of "Edge of the City":

Edge of the City was first released in the United States on Tuesday, January 29, 1957.. This was sixty-two (62) years ago.

It has been released on Friday, August 02, 1957 in Germany.

What is the casting of "Edge of the City":

At the casting of Edge of the City we find John Cassavetes, previously seen in Crime in the Streets (1956) and Fourteen Hours (1951); Sidney Poitier (Good-bye, My Lady (1956), Blackboard Jungle (1955)); Jack Warden (From Here to Eternity (1953), Red Ball Express (1952)) [ more... ]

  • Ruby Dee and Sidney Poitier also worked together in No Way Out, released in 1950.
  • John Cassavetes and Val Avery can be seen in Too Late Blues, released in 1961.
  • Val Avery and John Cassavetes also appeared together in Minnie and Moskowitz, released in 1971.

What is the Storyline of "Edge of the City":

Young drifter Axel Nordmann (John Cassavetes) arrives at the waterfront on the west side of Manhattan, seeking employment as a longshoreman, and giving his name as "Alex North." He goes to work in a gang of stevedores headed by Charlie Malik (Jack Warden) a vicious bully, and is befriended by Tommy Tyler (Poitier), who also supervises a stevedore gang. Malik resents blacks in positions of authority, and is antagonized when Axel goes to work for Tommy.


Axel moves into Tommy's neighborhood [...]

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