Waterfront (1950 film)
Initial release February 1952 (USA)
Running time 1h 14m
Director Michael Anderson
|Writer John Brophy (novel), John Brophy (screenplay), Paul Soskin|
Cast Robert Newton (Peter McCabe), Kathleen Harrison (Mrs. McCabe), Avis Scott (Nora McCabe), Susan Shaw (Connie McCabe), Robin Netscher (George Alexander McCabe), Richard Burton (Ben Satterthwaite)
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Tagline THE DESIRES AND LONELINESS of seafaring men and their women!
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Waterfront is a 1950 British black and white drama film directed by Michael Anderson and starring Robert Newton, Kathleen Harrison and Avis Scott. A sailor abandons his family, in the Liverpool slums. He returns years later causing family frictions. Adapted from the 1934 novel by Liverpool-born writer John Brophy, it was released in the U.S. as Waterfront Women.
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When ship’s fireman Peter McCabe walks out on his long-suffering wife, he leaves her impoverished, with two young daughters and a son born soon after his departure. Fourteen years later, McCabe returns, sacked and humiliated, trailing trouble in his wake. The eldest daughter, now a woman, is none too pleased at her father's reappearance.
Writing in the Radio Times, David Parkinson noted a "sobering and little-seen portrait of Liverpool in the Depression...the film is undeniably melodramatic, but it has a surprisingly raw naturalism that suggests the influence of both Italian neorealism and the proud British documentary tradition. As the seaman whose drunken binges mean misery for his family and trouble for his shipmates, Robert Newton reins in his tendency for excess, and he receives solid support from the ever-dependable Kathleen Harrison and a young Richard Burton, in only his third feature."
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