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The docks of New York

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Blu-ray special edition.


Silent film, with English intertitles and accompanying musical score.


George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Baclanova.

Publication Information

[Irvington, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2019]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (75 minutes) : silent, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


"Roughneck stoker Bill Roberts gets into all sorts of trouble during a brief shore leave when he falls hard for Mae, a wise and weary dance hall girl, in Josef von Sternberg's evocative portrait of working class waterfront folk. Fog-enshrouded cinematography by Harold Rosson, expressionist set design by Hans Dreier, and sensual performances by Bancroft and Compson make this one of the legendary director's finest works, and one of the most exquisitely crafted films of its era."--Container.


Suggested by John Monk Saunder's "The Dock Walloper."

Originally released as a motion picture in 1928.

Disc originally released as part of the three-disc set 3 silent classics by Josef Von Sternberg.

Special features: High-definition digital restoration ; two scores, one by Robert Israel and another by Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton ; Swedish television interview from 1968 with director Josef von Sternberg.

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