Audio/Video Mismatch In the opening scene, when Joe talks to Terry, Joe's mouth doesn't match what he is saying.
Continuity Toward the end of the film as Terry is walking back into the work building, water puddles on the ground appear and disappear between shots.
Continuity As Terry walks to the pier after the climactic fight with Johnnie Friendly, the blood on his forehead and the side of his face disappears.
The only film that wasn't a musical for which Leonard Bernstein wrote the incidental music.
Many real longshoremen from Hoboken, New Jersey were used as extras.
To entice Marlon Brando to do the movie, Elia Kazan had Karl Malden direct a scene from the film with an up-and-coming fellow actor from the Actors Studio playing the Terry Malloy lead role. They figured the competitive Brando would not be eager to see such a major role handed to some new screen heartthrob. The ploy worked, especially since the competition had come in the form of a guy named Paul Newman.
As part of his contract, Marlon Brando only worked till 4 every day and then he would leave to go see his analyst. Brando's mother had recently died and the conflicted young actor was in therapy to resolve his issues with his parents.
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