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    On the Waterfront (Columbia, 1954). Lobby Card Set of 8 (11" X 14"). Director Elia Kazan and writer Budd Shulberg justified their friendly testimonies in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee with this film. Playwright Arthur Miller wrote the original script about corruption on the New York waterfront in 1951; he and Kazan met with Columbia Pictures executive Harry Cohn, but Cohn wanted to make the film more "pro-American" and change the corrupt gangsters to communists. Miller declined, but after Kazan's testimony in 1952, the director set out to make "On the Waterfront" and wanted Miller to write the screenplay. Miller declined and wrote the thinly veiled allegory "The Crucible," a courtroom drama set during the Salem witch trials -- a seeming response to Kazan's thinly veiled allegory celebrating the whistleblower. These lobby cards have several pinholes and one or two stains in the border, with a crease mark in the upper left corner on one card, but they otherwise look clean. Very Fine.

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