N.p. N.p., Circa 1928. Vintage reference photograph from the 1928 film, showing actors George Bancroft and Betty Compson. With holograph ink and pencil annotations on the verso.
From the archive of film historian and author Joel Finler.
Based on John Monk Saunders' 1928 story "The Dock Walloper." A roughneck sailor on shore leave saves a working girl from suicide by drowning, and the two begin a passionate relationship. Widely considered one of director Josef von Sternberg's finest films, heightened by the work of cinematographer Harold Rosson and set designer Hans Dreier, released at the very end of the silent era.
Set in New York.
8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus.
National Film Registry. Criterion Collection 531. Rosenbaum 1000. Spicer US Antecedent.