Sunday, March 14, 2010

#39. The docks of New York (1928)

In detail: IMDB Wikipedia 
Watched: 2
Remained: 999 to go
Days: 2
Watched on: Saturday, March 13th, 2010
Place: You don't want to know

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Can a romantic movie be set in dark bar in the docks? This lovely film has the answer. At first sight, you could think that this is going to be your average story about swearing sailors and easy women; but nothing could be further from the true. This movie has very deep characters, supported by tremendous interpretations. The lack of exaggerated gestures -- it seems like a muted "talkie" -- makes the film terrible subtle. In fact, you are never sure of the intentions of each character. The movie goes from one unlikely situation to another until the climax at one of the most improbable places for a romantic film's ending.

The photography and dark ambience are superb and I think that they have influenced many other waterfront films.


  1. i don't like this film. It's really awful

  2. Thanks for your comment.

    I would really appreciate if you could explain why you don't like the film.

    That way the people could enjoy a different point of view about the movie.