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Thursday, July 2, 2009

True 'Waterfront' priest

News of actor Karl Malden's death July 1 at the age of 97 had commentators listing his various acting credits, including his powerhouse performance Father Peter Barry in the 1954 film "On The Waterfront." Malden was nominated for his performance as Father Barry, who was the moral voice of the film about violence and corruption among longshoreman.
It turns out that Father Barry's character was inspired by a real priest — Jesuit Father John Corridan, as Jesuit Father James Martin explains in his blog post on America magazine's website. 
Click HERE to read Father Martin's post about Father Corridan and a short piece about his life's work.

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