On The Waterfront film locations

Film locations: New Jersey



On The Waterfront location: Hudson Park, Hoboken, New Jersey

On The Waterfront location: Hudson Park, Hoboken, New Jersey

Elia Kazan’s drama of mob rule among the longshoremen’s unions was made on location on the waterfronts of Hoboken, New Jersey (the birthplace of Frank Sinatra, the original choice to play Terry Malloy).

On The Waterfront location: Our lady of Grace Church, Williow Avenue, Hoboken, New Jersey

On The Waterfront location: Karl Malden's church: Our Lady of Grace Church, Willow Avenue, Hoboken, New Jersey

The piers and warehouses are long gone, and Hoboken is now a squeaky clean middle class suburb, but some of the movie’s locations remain.

On The Waterfront location: Hudson Park, Hoboken, New Jersey

On The Waterfront location: Marlon Brando and Eva Marie Saint walk in the park: Hudson Park, Hudson Street, Hoboken, New Jersey

The church interiors were filmed at Our Lady of Grace Church, 400 Willow Avenue, though the park in front of the church is Stevens Park, four blocks away, in front of St Peter and St Paul Church, 404 Hudson Street – used for the exterior shots.



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On The Waterfront, 1954

Director

Elia Kazan

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Hoboken: The PATH (Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation), rail link from manhattan to New Jersey, runs along Sixth Avenue in Manhattan, stopping at 33rd, 23rd, 14th, 9th & Christopher Streets. The next stop is Hoboken (there’s only one stop in Hoboken).

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See more of New Jersey in Kevin Smith’s Clerks.

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