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Eye in het Muziekgebouw: The Docks of New York

In the space of a day, the encounter between a coal stoker and a hostess with a broken soul grows into true love. Composer Bob Zimmerman combined and edited Raymond Scott's music into a new score that pushes the dramatic, humorous and romantic developments on the screen to even greater heights.

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A rugged harbour pub, tough sailors and fallen women are the ingredients of this warm-blooded melodrama. The film is also a piece of refined craftsmanship, which demonstrates the level that silent Hollywood had reached in the late 1920s: the perfect mise-en-scene of director Josef von Sternberg, the sophisticated camera work of Harold Rosson (The Wizard of Oz) and glowing performances by George Bancroft, Betty Compson and Olga Baclanova.


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