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A drama about the fall of a great ventriloquist named Gabbo who can’t seem to keep up with the ever changing face of…

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Genre: Drama, Romance.

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  • Summary:   A drama about the fall of a great ventriloquist named Gabbo who can't seem to keep up with the ever changing face of entertainment and gets left behind. He loves his girlfriend with all his heart but his obsession with the past is posing a serious threat to their relationship. While watching this movie keep in mind that it was meant to be a silent film but ended up being filmed with sound during the early years of sound films.
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  • Genres:   Drama, Romance
  • Directed by:   James Cruze
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"The Great Gabbo" (1929) Cast:

  • Erich von Stroheim - The Great Gabbo
  • Betty Compson - Mary
  • Donald Douglas - Frank
  • Marjorie Kane - Babe
  • Marbeth Wright - Dancer
  • John F. Hamilton - Neighbor
  • Harry Ross - Performer
  • George Grandee - Otto

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  1. Interesting and touching movie about an aging performer who can express himself only through his ventriloquist dummy. This is a period piece, and because it was made in 1929, some of the modern touches can be unintentionally funny. Check out the dramatic singing of flies (played by dancers) caught in a spider web. Even with the dated parts though, Stoheim’s brilliant performance as a man who cannot express love directly is wonderful. Difficult people are hard to love but Stoheim makes Gabbo recognizable and loveable in spite of his faults.

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