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    The Docks of New York (Paramount, 1928). Lobby Card Set of 8 (11" X 14"). Considered by many to be the finest film in the considerable career of director Josef von Sternberg, this is the story of Bill Roberts (George Bancroft), a big-hearted sailor who saves a pretty girl (Betty Compson) from suicide, and finds his life changed as a result. Bancroft was a major Hollywood star by this time, having starred in von Sternberg's influential Underworld just the year before. Offered here is a rare set of lobby cards for this important picture. The title card and six of the scene cards show pinholes in the corners. Overall, these seven cards grade Very Fine. One scene card, however, was pasted to the front cover of a scrapbook and shows extensive bug damage to the surface of the card, glue residue on the reverse, dust shadowing overall, and pencil writing on the left side. Additionally, it has been trimmed at the bottom border to an overall size of 10.5" X 14". Fine.

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