What is the famous line from On the Waterfront?

What is the famous line from On the Waterfront?

You want to know what’s wrong with our waterfront? It’s the love of a lousy buck. It’s making the love of the lousy buck – the cushy job – more important than the love of man! It’s forgettin’ that every fellow down here is your brother in Christ!

Who said the famous line I could have been a contender?

Marlon Brando
This famous lament is spoken by Terry Malloy, played by Marlon Brando, in On the Waterfront (directed by Elia Kazan, 1954). Before Marlon Brando was a mob boss in The Godfather, he was being controlled by a mob boss in On the Waterfront.

Who convinces Terry Malloy to testify in On the Waterfront?

Barry
After an emotional confrontation, Charley helps save Joey from Johnny’s wrath. But Johnny kills Charley in retaliation. Edie gets back together with Terry, who now wants to seek revenge for Charley’s death. Barry convinces him to testify against Johnny in court instead of trying to kill him.

What does D and D mean on the waterfront?

Fear. Anyone who went against the D&D (Deaf and Dumb) policy was killed, and anyone thought to be a supporter was not allowed to work on the docks. The other dock workers were afraid of losing their own jobs and a means of supporting their families.

What does D and D mean in On the Waterfront?

Anyone who went against the D&D (Deaf and Dumb) policy was killed, and anyone thought to be a supporter was not allowed to work on the docks. The other dock workers were afraid of losing their own jobs and a means of supporting their families.

How did Charley betray Terry?

In the passion of conflicting emotions, Charlie pulls a gun on his brother, who piteously and gently turns it away. Charlie begins to reminisce about Terry’s boxing days, causing Terry to bring up the truth that Charlie forced him to throw a big fight, on Johnny Friendly’s orders.

Who is Father Barry?

Father Barry is the tritagonist of the 1954 film On the Waterfront. He’s the town priest who’s very active in his town and encourages certain people to stand up to the union mob. He was portrayed by Karl Malden.

Where does the term stool pigeon come from?

stool pigeon (n.) “police informer,” 1859, American English; earlier “one who betrays the unwary (or is used to betray them),” 1821, originally a decoy bird (1812); said to be from decoys being fastened to stools to lure other pigeons.

What is the significance of Joey’s jacket?

Joey’s jacket here serves as a symbolism for purity; Sister Edie holds on to the only true thing she knows. In a pivotal scene, she even goes so far as to offer the jacket to Terry. Although Terry rejects it, it is a turning point because of its effect on Terry’s conscience.