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Docks Of New York

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Tookey's Rating
4 /10
Average Rating
7.00 /10
George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova
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Directed by: Joseph von Sternberg
Written by: Jules Furthman from John Monk Saunders's story The Docvk Walloper

Released: 1928
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: US
Colour: BW
Length: 80

Stoker (George Bancroft) goes to jail for the prostitute he loves (Betty Compson).

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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One of the last silents, justly famed for its foggy, stylised dockland settings. They and the femme fatale plot could be seen as early precursors of film noir. But it's awfully gloomy and Germanic; while acting styles have changed so much that it becomes hard to get emotionally involved.

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