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Notable as: Crime FictionSub-Category: Black-and-white, Crime Fiction, DramaNarrative location: New York CityRuntime: 85 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Martin RittScreenwriter: Robert Alan AurthurMusic: Leonard RosenmanCinematography: Joseph C. BrunStars: John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Jack Warden, Kathleen Maguire, Ruth White, Val Avery, Ruby Dee, Estelle Hemsley, William A. Lee, John KelloggProducer: David SusskindAward details: (details at IMDb)

Edge of the City is a 1957 American drama film directed by Martin Ritt, starring John Cassavetes and Sidney Poitier. It was Ritt's debut film as a director. Robert Alan Aurthur's screenplay was expanded from his original script, staged as the final episode of Philco Television Playhouse, A Man Is Ten Feet Tall, also featuring Poitier. The film was considered unusual for its time because of its portrayal of an interracial friendship, and was praised by representatives of the NAACP, Urban League, American Jewish Committee and Interfaith Council because of its portrayal of racial brotherhood.

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