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<i>The Docks of New York.</i> 1929. USA. Directed by Josef von Sternberg
  • The Docks of New York

    1929. USA. Josef von Sternberg. 75 min.

Musical accompaniment by Ben Model

Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building



  • The Docks of New York

    1929. USA. Directed by Josef von Sternberg. Written by Jules Furthman. With George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova. Sternberg (1894–1969) was arguably the most important director in world cinema in the early years of sound, the period in his career dominated by his collaboration with his “discovery,” Marlene Dietrich. He had already triumphed with Underworld (1927) and The Last Command (1928). The Docks of New York, despite all its visually stylistic intricacies, is about as close to realism as Von Sternberg ever desired to come, but in its characterizations and performances one finds the rudiments of his more stylized masterpieces of the 1930s. Silent, with English intertitles. 75 min.

In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film

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