The Great Gabbo 1929

This is a bitter disappointment. Director James Cruze tried to cross a fine Ben Hecht story of an insanely egotistical vaudeville ventriloquist with one of these Hollywood musical revues, and both suffer. Only a fine performance by the bullet-headed Eric von Stroheim and a good one by Betty Compson save the pieces. Cruze seems to have lost his sense of humor, and the lighting and scenario are terrible.

Photoplay December 1929

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The Films of the Twenties
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The Great Gabbo
United States 1929

Directed by

Donald Douglas


Running time:92 minutes
Country:United States

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