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Great Gabbo Blu Ray

Great Gabbo Blu Ray

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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.



  • Audio commentary by Richard Barrios, author of A Song in the Dark: The Birth of the Musical Film
  • Optional English Subtitles
  • Release Year: 1929
    Running Time: 96
    Optional English Subtitles: Yes
    Color Type: B&W
    Country: U.S.
    Language: English

Erich von Stroheim
Betty Compson
Marjorie Kane
Donald Douglas

Directed by James Cruze

Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Kino Lorber

Blu Ray Disc, DVD

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