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  Douglas Fairbanks.
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The Gaucho
(1927) American
B&W : Ten reels
Directed by F. Richard Jones

Cast: Douglas Fairbanks [The Gaucho], Lupe Velez [the mountain girl], Eve Southern [the girl of the shrine], Nigel de Brulier [the padre], Gustav von Seyffertitz [Ruiz], Michael Vavitch [Ruiz’s first lieutenant], Charles Stevens [The Gaucho’s first lieutenant], Albert MacQuarrie [the victim of the Black Doom], Geraine Greear (Joan Barclay) [the girl of the shrine, as a young girl]; Mary Pickford [the Virgin Mary], William B. Davidson, Chris-Pin Martin

The Elton Corporation production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Douglas Fairbanks. Scenario by [?] Lotta Woods?, from a screen story by Elton Thomas (Douglas Fairbanks). Scenario editor, Lotta Woods. General manager, Robert Fairbanks. Research director, Dr. Arthur Woods. Consultants, Wallace Smith and Eugene P. Lyle Jr. Main title by courtesy of Joseph B. Harris. Production manager, Theodore Reed. Supervising art director, Carl Oscar Borg. Associate artists, Harry Oliver, Jack Holden, Francese Cugal, Edward M. Langley and Mario Larrinaga. Set design by William Cameron Menzies. Costume and properties master, Paul Burns. Technician, William Davison. Assistant directors, William J. Cowen and Lewis R. Foster. Cinematography by Tony Gaudio. Associate photographer, Abe Scholtz. Edited by William Nolan. Original music by Arthur Kay. / © 1927 by The Elton Corporation [LP24831]. Premiered 21 November 1927 in New York, New York. General release, 1 January 1928. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Pickford appears in cameo role. [?] An unidentified source credits George Barnes and Gregg Toland with the cinematography. [?] Website-IMDb indicates that there were Technicolor sequences in the film. / Silent film.


Survival status: Print exists in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: Cohen Media Group.

Keywords: Children: Toddlers - Miracles - South America

Listing updated: 24 September 2013.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Brownlow-Parade p. 248; Everson-American pp. 284, 346; Everson-Detective p. 64; Eyman-Pickford p. 336; Kobal-Fifty p. 35; Lahue-Gentlemen p. 92; Leish-Cinema pp. 56, 57; Limbacher-Feature p. 90; Shipman-Cinema p. 94; Smith-Colman pp. 79, 103; Sweeney-Coming p. 132 : ClasIm-226 p. 34 : Website-IMDb.

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