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Release Date: May 6th, 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
Axel Nordmann (John Cassavetes) takes a job as a dock laborer and is continually harassed by his tyrannical supervisor, Charles Malik (Jack Warden). Malik knows a secret from Axel's past, forcing the young worker to endure his boss's torment. Eventually, Axel befriends Tommy Tyler (Sidney Poitier), an African-American co-worker with a managerial job. Tommy teaches Axel to respect himself. However, Malik, a racial bigot, is threatened by Tommy's confidence, and the situation turns violent.

Cast: John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Jack Warden, Kathleen Maguire, Ruby Dee, Robert F. Simon, Ruth White, William A. Lee

Director: Martin Ritt

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: 1950s, Gritty, Rousing, Underdog, Wife, Friend, Rivalry, Transformation


Nominated Film and British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1957)