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The Docks of New York (1928) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Josef von Sternberg and produced by Josef von Sternberg.

The Docks of New York was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1999.

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The Docks of New York

By Michael on Feb 12, 2014 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

The Docks of New York (Josef von Sternberg, 1928) The story involves an incredibly strong ship stoker named Bill (George Bancroft) and the beautiful prostitute named Mae (Betty Compson), whom he saves from drowning. She was attempting suicide as she had no money, almost no clothes and felt remors... Read full article


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Bill Roberts: Are you goin' to let me have a good time in my own quiet way, or must I take this place apart?


Bill Roberts: [Leering at Mae's figure in her tight-fitting dress] I've sailed the Seven seas, but I've never seen a craft as trim as you!


Bill Roberts: Are you goin' to let me have a good time in my own quiet way - or am I gonna take this place apart?


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Donald Sosin composed his score in 2008 for the Ritorato Festival in Bologna with vocals composed and sung by Joanns Seaton. The 2010 score by Robert Israel includes such vintage songs as "East Side, West Side," "Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage," "Bicycle Built for Two," "Strawberry Blonde, and "After the Ball Is Over".
Included among the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die', edited by Steven Jay Schneider.
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National Film Registry

The Docks of New York

Released 1928
Inducted 1999
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