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    On the Waterfront (Columbia, 1954). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    One of the most powerful films of the 1950s, On the Waterfront is a gritty tale of corruption, mob violence, and murder. The "naming names" theme of the film is seen by some as an allegory of the era's anti-Communist investigations. Waterfront features a number of strong performances including Marlon Brando in his riveting "I coulda been a contenda" role, Eva Marie Saint in her screen debut, and a host of others. Nominated for a dozen Academy Awards, the film captured eight Oscars including Best Picture and Director (Elia Kazan), Best Story and Screenplay (Budd Schulberg), Best Actor (Brando), and Best Supporting Actress (Saint). Lee J. Cobb, Karl Malden, and Rod Steiger also received Bust Supporting Actor nominations. Interestingly, this was the only non-musical for which Leonard Bernstein provided the score. This striking one sheet has slight fold separations, fold wear, edge wear and an extra vertical fold. This one sheet with a striking image of Brando in one of his most famous roles is destined to be a prize acquisition for the discriminating collector. Fine/Very Fine.

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