Waterfront (1950)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 74 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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A decidedly pre-Around the World in 80 Days Michael Anderson was the director of the British melodrama Waterfront. Robert Newton pulls out all the stops as an embittered, alcoholic sailor who deserts his family, only to return 14 years later. If he was expecting a warm reunion, he was sadly mistaken. Going off on another bender, the sailor pushes the envelope too far, eventually killing an old friend. Richard Burton shows up in a featured role. Based on a novel by John Brophy, Waterfront was released in the U.S. as Waterfront Women.

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abandonment, alcoholism, family-abandonment, family-member, killing, pregnancy, prison, sailor