The Brilliant Turncoat
“I’m glad what I done you hear me? Glad what I done!” booms Marlon Brando’s bitter fighter-turned-Mob-informant Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront. Coming just two years after the film’s director appeared at a 1952 House Committee on Un-American Activities hearing, the words stung those who felt Elia Kazan should have apologized for handing over colleagues to McCarthyites. Angered, but unable to deny his talent, his peers awarded the film eight Oscars.