Budd Schulberg’s cinematic legacy

Budd Schulberg, the screenwriter of On the Waterfront, has died at age 95. The New York Times obituary is here. The forthcoming book On the Irish Waterfront: The Crusader, the Movie, and the Soul of the Port of New York by James T. Fisher places the film in the context of the New York of the time and, most significantly, highlights the role of John M. “Pete” Corridan—the model for Father Pete Barry—at the heart of Schulberg’s narrative.

Budd Schulberg’s cinematic legacy