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Genre Drama
Running Time 85 min
MPAA rating Unrated (Adult Situations, Mild Violence)
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Edge of the City

Axel Nordmann (John Cassavetes) takes a job as a dock laborer and is continually harassed by his tyrannical supervisor, Charles Malik (Jack Warden). Malik knows a secret from Axel's past, forcing the young worker to endure his boss's torment. Eventually, Axel befriends Tommy Tyler (Sidney Poitier), an African-American co-worker with a managerial job. Tommy teaches Axel to respect himself. However, Malik, a racial bigot, is threatened by Tommy's confidence, and the situation turns violent.

Starring
John Cassavetes Axel Nordmann
Sidney Poitier Tommy Tyler
Jack Warden Charles Malik
Kathleen Maguire Ellen Wilson
Ruby Dee Lucy Tyler
Robert Simon Mr. George Nordmann
Ruth White Mrs. Nordmann
William Lee Davis
Val Avery Brother
John Kellogg Detective

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