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The Man Lived by the Jungle Law of the Docks!

Terry Malloy dreams about being a prize fighter, while tending his pigeons and running errands at the docks for Johnny Friendly, the corrupt boss of the dockers union. Terry witnesses a murder by two of Johnny's thugs, and later meets the dead man's sister and feels responsible for his death. She introduces him to Father Barry, who tries to force him to provide information for the courts that will smash the dock racketeers.

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Nido de ratas, Sur les quais, De wrede haven, Há Lodo no Cais, Hatoba, Na nabrzezach, Storbyhavnen, Sindicato de Ladrões, 在江边, 워터프론트

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