Life Lessons from Movies

The Docks of New York

In Drama, Movies on February 22, 2013 at 5:50 PM

The Docks of New York (1928) is a silent drama directed by Josef Von Sternberg about Bill Roberts (George Bancroft), a combative brutish sailor who saves Mae (Betty Compson) from drowning and falls in love with her.

Life Lesson:

Don’t let your friends keep you from being with the one you love.

Movie Scene:

Title Card (Bill’s Pal): “Lucky for you I happened along! If I hadn’t pried you loose, she’d of stuck like a barnacle!”

After Bill thinks about this, he jumps overboard and swims back to shore to reunite with Mae.

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  1. Who is more likely to stay by your side when you are sick, your friends or your romantic partner? The answer to this question might help you decide where to spend your time. One benefit of being in a pair-bond is that you can build a future together. This is harder to do with friends, especially if they will be spending time looking for their romantic partner. There probably is a natural tension between old friends and new loves, but if you find someone that you can love deeply, don’t let your friends keep you away from them.

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