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Log Lady's rating of the film The Docks of New York

Misty, sensual, alluring, and slightly melancholic. The story is undeniably simple, and the progress of the main couple's relationship is kind of absurd, but von Sternberg's visual style makes this a memorable romance. The docks is presented as an almost otherworldly place where the usual conventions don't apply. There's also the absence of sappiness, which in my book is laudable.