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Edge of the City (1957)

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Release Date: Jan 29, 1957 Limited

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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.

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Robert Alan Aurthur

Jan 27, 2009

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Martin Ritt's impressive feature directing debut is a socially conscious drama, about union corruption, interracial integration, and moral integrity, well acted by John Cassavetes and Sidney Poitier.

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While not a bad movie, you could tell it was trying to cop from On the Waterfront a bit. Poitier's character is impossible but it all somehow works.
December 19, 2006
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