Q Night at the Movies features On the Waterfront 01/16

Posted on Jan 11, 2021

Q Night at the Movies presents Marlon Brando's lauded performance in the 1954 crime film On the Waterfront. Before the movie we begin the night's crime theme with a look at the unsolved disappearnce of Jimmy Hoffa. After the feature, learn more about Texas playwright Terrance McNally, followed by interviews with some of the biggest names in Hollywood. It all starts at 7 p.m. Saturday on Q.

History Detectives Special Investigations Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa? at 7 p.m. Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa disappears on July 30, 1975.

Feature Film On the Waterfront at 8 p.m. Dockworker Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando) had been an up-and-coming boxer until powerful local mob boss Johnny Friendly (Lee J. Cobb) persuaded him to throw a fight. When a longshoreman is murdered before he can testify about Friendly's control of the Hoboken waterfront, Terry teams up with the dead man's sister Edie (Eva Marie Saint) and the streetwise priest Father Barry (Karl Malden) to testify himself, against the advice of Friendly's lawyer, Terry's older brother Charley (Rod Steiger).

American Masters Terrence McNally: Every Act of Life at 9:55 p.m. Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally pursues love and inspiration throughout his six-decade career in theater.

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors at 11:25 p.m. Film stars discuss their work; host Ramin Setoodeh.