Josef Von Sternberg was a master film craftsman. Known for its use of shadow and closeup, The Docks of New York, demonstrates the work of a filmmaker at the peak of his powers.
This article was written for Senses of Cinema magazine to accompany the screenings at the Cinemateque in Melbourne, Australia.
Blick, William, "The Docks of New York" (2012). CUNY Academic Works.