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Release Date:
29 September 1928 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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2 wins See more »
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(17 articles)
Our Daily Bread #5
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The Best of the 2014 Berlin Film Festival
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Berlin Fest, MoMA Plan Retro Focused on Use of Light in Film
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Shows love CAN change anything See more (23 total) »

Cast

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George Bancroft ... Bill Roberts

Betty Compson ... Mae

Olga Baclanova ... His Wife - Lou (as Baclanova)
Clyde Cook ... 'Sugar' Steve
Mitchell Lewis ... Andy, the Third Engineer
Gustav von Seyffertitz ... Hymn Book Harry
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Richard Alexander ... Lou's Sweetheart (uncredited)
May Foster ... Mrs. Crimp (uncredited)

George Irving ... Night Court judge (uncredited)
John Kelly ... Sailor Barfly (uncredited)
Charles McMurphy ... Policeman (uncredited)
Guy Oliver ... The Crimp (uncredited)
Bob Reeves ... Court Bailiff (uncredited)
Lillian Worth ... Steve's Girl (uncredited)

Directed by
Josef von Sternberg 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jules Furthman  story and screenplay
Julian Johnson  titles
John Monk Saunders  suggested by "The Dock Walloper"

Produced by
J.G. Bachmann .... associate producer
Josef von Sternberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
Robert Israel (2010 Composer New Score)
Donald Sosin (Composer)
 
Cinematography by
Harold Rosson 
 
Film Editing by
Helen Lewis 
 
Art Direction by
Hans Dreier 
 
Costume Design by
Travis Banton (uncredited)
 
Production Management
B.P. Schulberg .... general manager
 
Other crew
Jesse L. Lasky .... presenter
Adolph Zukor .... presenter
 

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USA:76 min | Argentina:76 min
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Donald Sosin composed his score in 2008 for the Ritorato Festival in Bologna with vocals composed and sung by Joanns Seaton. The 2010 score by Robert Israel includes such vintage songs as "East Side, West Side," "Only a Bird in a Gilded Cage," "Bicycle Built for Two," "Strawberry Blonde, and "After the Ball Is Over".See more »
Quotes:
Bill Roberts:I've always been like this. There ain't no power on earth that could ever keep me ashore!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Hollywood Mavericks (1990)See more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Shows love CAN change anything, 16 August 2001
Author: (timmauk@hotmail.com) from st. pete, fl usa

What a good film and what good condition this film is in. The story is simple enough but delivered so well by a great cast.

Seaman(George Bancroft) gets shore leave for the night and goes looking for some fun. He saves a lady(Betty Compson) and is overwhelmed by her. One thing leads to another and he ask her out. From there all kinds of things happen. One of those things is love.

I was very impressed by Bancroft and Compson. They really seemed like they were living their parts rather than acting them out. Betty Compson was such a beautiful woman. That combined with her acting talent, I am surprise that she wasn't a big silent film star. I have never heard of her before.

I would recommend this film to all film lovers, silent and sound.

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