Edge Of The City

1957, Movie, NR, 85 mins

The first film produced by David Susskind, directed by Martin Ritt, and written by Robert Alan Aurthur yields a grim and unrelenting tale of friendship and racism in the big city. Cassavetes plays a disenfranchised soldier who cannot return to his family because he is blamed for the accidental death of his brother. He goes AWOL from the Army and wanders into a job at a railroad yard in New York, where he is befriended by black man Poitier. Through Poitier, Cassavetes learns to live again, but his happiness is short-lived when sadistic hiring boss Warden kills Poitier during a violent fight. When the police investigate the crime, Cassavetes follows the code of silenc...
Released: 1957 Rated: NR Length: 85 mins

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