The Great Gabbo (1929)

Stars: Erich von Stroheim, Betty Compson
Director: James Cruze and Erich von Stroheim
Runtime: 95 Minutes
Language: English
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R
Extras: Ask Dad / Finding His Voice (1929)
Rating: NR

Price: $9.95

The Great Gabbo

Directed by James Cruze and Erich von Stroheim

Erich von Stroheim .... Gabbo
Betty Compson .... Mary
Donald Douglas .... Frank
Marjorie Kane .... Babe
Marbeth Wright .... Dancer
Harry Ross .... Performer
George Grandee .... Otto (voice)

For the ventriloquist Gabbo his wooden dummy Otto is the only means of expression. When he starts relying more and more on Otto, he starts going mad.

The complete 95 Minute version.


Ask Dad

Directed by Hugh Faulcon

Edward Everett Horton .... Dad
Winston Miller .... Tommy, his son
Ruth Renick .... Miss Grace Wilson, his secretary

22 Minutes


Finding His Voice

Directed by Max Fleischer and F. Lyle Goldman

Billy Murray .... (voice)
Walter Scanlan .... (voice)

Animated figure Talkie gets a visit from his friend Mutie in search for a job. Talkie takes him to the Western Electric sound lab, where a technician explains the process of putting sound on film and reproducing it in the theatre.

11 Minutes