The Docks of New York

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The Docks of New York (1928) is a silent film directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring George Bancroft, Betty Compson and Olga Baclanova. It tells the story of a prostitute who tries to rise above her life on the docks by finding love. The story involves an incredibly strong ship stoker (George Bancroft) and the beautiful prostitute (Betty Compson) he saves from drowning.

The movie was adapted by Jules Furthman from the John Monk Saunders story The Dock Walloper. In 1999, the film was deemed "culturally historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.


  • George Bancroft ... Bill Roberts
  • Betty Compson ... Mae
  • Olga Baclanova ... Lou
  • Clyde Cook ... 'Sugar' Steve
  • Mitchell Lewis ... Andy, the Third Engineer
  • Gustav von Seyffertitz ... Hymn Book Harry
  • Guy Oliver ... The Crimp
  • May Foster ... Mrs. Crimp
  • Lillian Worth ... Steve's Girl

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