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Plot, Details & Awards

Edge of the City

Not Rated In Theaters 05/6/2000 , 85min.
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Plot & Details

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 by Poitier's widow to stand up for what is right, Cassavetes challenges Warden in a climactic one-on-one battle. Edge of the City was produced by David Susskind, who'd previously staged Robert Alan Aurthur's screenplay for television under its original title, A Man is Ten Feet Tall.

Awards

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1957 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Film - Any Source Martin Ritt Nominated

British Academy of Film and Television Arts

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
1957 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Best Film - Any Source Martin Ritt Nominated

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