The Docks of New York

Edition no. 531

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Paramount Home Entertainment
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Roughneck stoker Bill Roberts (George Bancroft) gets into all sorts of trouble during a brief shore leave when he falls hard for Mae (Betty Compson), a wise and weary dance-hall girl, in Josef von Sternberg’s evocative portrait of lower-class waterfront folk. Fog-enshrouded cinematography by Harold Rosson (The Wizard of Oz), expressionist set design by Hans Dreier (Sunset Boulevard), 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.

Technical Specifications

Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Audio: Musical Score 2.0 Dolby Digital Stereo
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Subtitles: English
Region: 1
Discs: 1 Disc |  DVD-9

Supplements

  • Two scores, one by Robert Israel and another by Donald Sosin and Joanna Seaton
  • Swedish television interview from 1968 with director Josef von Sternberg
  • A ninety-six-page booklet featuring essays by Geoffrey O'Brien, Anton Kaes, and Luc Sante; notes on the scores by the composers; Ben Hecht’s original story for Underworld; and an excerpt from Josef von Sternberg’s autobiography, Fun in a Chinese Laundry, on actor Emil Jannings

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Release Credits

Producer: Issa Clubb
Artwork: F. Ron Miller

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