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15 February 1925 (USA) See more »
A cowardly young man, a bitter young woman and a helpless child live on the docks, spend their days... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

George K. Arthur ... The Boy

Georgia Hale ... The Girl
Bruce Guerin ... The Child
Otto Matieson ... The Man
Nellie Bly Baker ... The Woman
Olaf Hytten ... The Brute

Stuart Holmes ... The Gentleman

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Josef von Sternberg 
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Josef von Sternberg (written by)

Produced by
Josef von Sternberg .... producer
Cinematography by
Edward Gheller 
Film Editing by
Josef von Sternberg 
Other crew
Robert Chapman .... production assistant
George Ruric .... production assistant
Peter Ruric .... production assistant

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70 min
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Although it cost only $5000 to make, half coming from a silent partner, von Sternberg bought out his partner, giving him 100% profit on his 50% investment and sold 50% of the rights of "The Salvation Hunters" to Joseph M. Schenck of United Artists for $20,000.See more »


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Promising First Attempt, 18 September 2014
Author: cstotlar-1 from United States

I caught this on YouTube of all places and the copy was quite decent, with an appropriate musical score on a theater organ to accompany it. The inter-titles in the beginning set the tone - incorrectly - of a pretentious talk-a-thon but soon the images took over and Sternberg was able to show the world just how wonderfully talented he was with his camera. The enormous dredge seen throughout the beginning made a powerful statement. Its very size dwarfed the players and its angles provided an abstract geometry not seen in many films of the day. The purpose of this huge machine, as we are shown, was to scrape out mud which would subsequently fall back into the depths where it was found - further implying the uselessness of life for the protagonists. This initial feeling and their eventual "escape" to another world was essentially the plot. I enjoyed seeing this very much. It was one of the last films of the director I hadn't seen and I wasn't disappointed.

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