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Author: Josef Von SternbergClive BrookGeorge BancroftEvelyn BrentLarry SemonAll authors
Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, [2010]
Series: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 528.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system   Book : English : Special edView all editions and formats
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"Vienna-born, New York-raised Josef von Sternberg directed some of the most influential, stylish dramas ever to come out of Hollywood. Though best known for his star-making collaborations with Marlene Dietrich, von Sternberg began his career during the final years of the silent era, dazzling audiences and critics with his film's dark visions and innovative cinematography. The titles in this collection, made on the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Feature films
History
Silent films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Book
All Authors / Contributors: Josef Von Sternberg; Clive Brook; George Bancroft; Evelyn Brent; Larry Semon; Adolph Zukor; William Powell; Jesse L Lasky; Hector Turnbull; Ben Hecht; Robert N Lee; Emil Jannings; Lajos Biró; John F Goodrich; Betty Compson; Olga Baclanova; Jules Furthman; John Monk Saunders; Criterion Collection (Firm); Paramount Famous Lasky Corporation.
ISBN: 9781604652901 160465290X 9781604652918 1604652918
OCLC Number: 656605704
Language Note: Silent with English intertitles and musical acc.
Notes: Title from container.
DVD release of motion pictures originally produced 1927-1928.
Special features: six scores; two visual essays; Swedish television interview with Josef von Sternberg.
Program notes (95 p.) with cast lists inserted in container.
Credits: Underworld: Robert N. Lee, screenplay ; Ben Hecht, story ; Robert Israel, music ; Alloy Orchestra, music.
The last command: John F. Goodrich, screenplay ; Lajos Biro, story ; Robert Israel, music ; Alloy Orchestra, music.
The docks of New York: Jules Furthman, story and screenplay ; Robert Israel, music ; Donald Sosin & Joanna Seaton, music.
Performer(s): Cast of Underworld: Clive Brook, George Bancroft, Evelyn Brent, Larry Semon.
Cast of The last command: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell.
Cast of The docks of New York: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Baclanova.
Awards: Named to the National Film Registry in 2006 by the Library of Congress ; Winner, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Emil Jannings), 1929 Academy Awards (USA) ; Nominee, Best Writing, Original Story (Lajos Biró), 1929 Academy Awards (USA).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: Not rated.
Description: 3 videodiscs (244 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet (95 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm).
Details: DVD ; fullscreen (1.33:1) presentation ; Dolby digital stereo ; NTSC ; Region 1.
Contents: Underworld (1927, 81 min.) / Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky present ; a Hector Turnbull production ; directed by Josef von Sternberg ; story by Ben Hecht ; screen play by Robert N. Lee ; a Paramount picture --
The last command (1928, 88 min.) / Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky present ; directed by Josef von Sternberg ; story by Lajos Biro ; screenplay by John F. Goodrich --
The docks of New York (1928, 75 min.) / Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky present ; directed by Josef von Sternberg ; story and screen play by Jules Furthman ; suggested by John Monk Saunders' "The dock walloper."
Series Title: Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs), 528.
Other Titles: Underworld.
Last command.
Docks of New York.
Three silent classics by Josef von Sternberg
Underworld (Motion picture : 1927)

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"Vienna-born, New York-raised Josef von Sternberg directed some of the most influential, stylish dramas ever to come out of Hollywood. Though best known for his star-making collaborations with Marlene Dietrich, von Sternberg began his career during the final years of the silent era, dazzling audiences and critics with his film's dark visions and innovative cinematography. The titles in this collection, made on the cusp of the sound age, are three of von Sternberg's greatest works, gritty evocations of gangster life (Underworld), the Russian Revolution (The Last Command), and working-class desperation (The Docks of New York) made into shadowy movie spectacle. Criterion is proud to present these long unavailable classics of American cinema, each with two musical scores."--Container.

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