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Edge of the City

Aka 'A Man is Ten Feet Tall'. Two labourers (Sidney Poitier and John Cassavetes) face corruption on the New York waterfront and share a bond cutting across society's black/white divide in this gritty "first American film mainly concerned with an interracial friendship" (David Shipman, The Story of Cinema). Martin Ritt makes his screen-directing debut, launching a career of social-conscience moviemaking that includes 'Hud', 'Sounder', and 'Norma Rae'.

Year: 1957
Genre: Classic Drama
Country: USA
Director: Martin Ritt
Starring: Jack Warden, John Cassavetes, Kathleen Maguire, Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier
Duration: 85 Minutes
Rating: M
7.2/10
Location in store: Classic Drama

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