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The Great Gabbo (Blu-ray)

Directed by : James Cruze
Available Date : 07/13/2021
Release Year : 1929
Running Time : 96
UPC : 738329255091
Country : U.S.
Language: English
Genre : Drama, Musical, Horror
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One of Hollywood's earliest -- and most peculiar -- musicals, The Great Gabbo stars von Stroheim as an egotistical ventriloquist who casts a Svengali-like spell upon an ingenue (Betty Compson), against a backdrop of singularly strange numbers (including "Icky" and the spider-and-fly-themed "Caught in a Web"). Director James Cruze (The Covered Wagon) allowed von Stroheim to endow the character with his signature flourishes, resulting in a wicked cocktail of garish stage shows and Austro-Hungarian villainy that is a diabolical delight.

Newly restored by the Library of Congress.

Product Extras :

Audio commentary by Richard Barrios, author of A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film

Publish Date : 2021-06-15
  • James Cruze - Director
  • Erich von Stroheim - Actor
  • Betty Compson - Actor
  • Marjorie Kane - Actor
  • Donald Douglas - Actor


"A true artist -- My God, he had talent!" - Orson Welles

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