The Docks of New York is a 1928 silent film starring George Bancroft and Betty Compson. Guy Oliver is also in this.
You can watch it online:
The Docks Of New York by crazedigitalmovies
Senses of Cinema says, "The Docks of New York, a compelling and heartfelt exercise in style over content, is one of the best films of its era." Only the Cinema says, "Moody, rowdy, and sensuous, Josef von Sternberg's The Docks of New York is a beautiful work of romantic expressionist cinema" and calls it "a beautiful, bittersweet film with a great deal of poetically expressed emotion".