A Man Is Ten Feet Tall [DVD] 
- SKU: 31130402
- Release Date: 04/13/2016
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Edge of the City is a modern morality play, acted out in the railyards of New York. AWOL soldier John Cassavetes takes a job as a railroad worker, where he is taunted and bullied by supervisor Jack Warden, a union functionary appointed by the Mob. Cassavetes befriends his African-American co-worker Sydney Poitier, whose very presence enrages the bigoted Warden. Poitier dies in an "accident" arranged by Warden; Cassavetes knows the truth, but is frightened into silence by the corrupt union. Inspired by Poitier's widow to stand up for what is right, Cassavetes challenges Warden in a climactic one-on-one battle. Edge of the City was produced by David Susskind, who'd previously staged Robert Alan Aurthur's screenplay for television under its original title, A Man is Ten Feet Tall. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Cast & Crew
- John Cassavetes - Axel North
- Sidney Poitier - Tommy Tyler
- Jack Warden - Charles Malik
- Kathleen Maguire - Ellen Wilson
- Ruby Dee - Lucy Tyler