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Crime on the Waterfront

Crime on the Waterfront (1948)

Newspaper Column: Crime on the Waterfront (New York Sun, 24-part series)
Published/Performed: Nov-Dec 1948

Author: Malcolm Johnson
Born: Sep 24, 1904 unknown,
Passed: Jun 18, 1976 Middletown, CT

Film: On the Waterfront
Released: 1954

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About the Newspaper Column Crime on the Waterfront:

Malcolm Johnson (September 24, 1904 ? June 18, 1976) was a noted investigative journalist of the 1940s and 1950s. His 24-part series in the New York Sun, Crime on the Waterfront, won the Pulitzer Prize for Local Reporting in 1949.

The Sun articles formed the basis for the 1954 Elia Kazan movie On the Waterfront,[2] which starred Marlon Brando. Unlike the articles, which described corruption and organized crime infiltration on the New York City waterfront, the movie was set across the river in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Johnson graduated from Mercer University in 1926. He was the father of Washington Post reporter Haynes Johnson.

Johnson's New York Sun articles were compiled as a book in 2005.

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