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The Great Gabbo
(1929) American
Color/B&W : 95 minutes
Directed by James Cruze

Cast: Erich von Stroheim [The Great Gabbo], Betty Compson [Marie], Donald Douglas, Margie (Babe) Kane

James Cruze, Incorporated, production; distributed by Sono-Art-World Wide Pictures, Incorporated, through Educational Film Exchanges, Incorporated. / Continuity and dialog (screenplay) by Hugh Herbert, from the screen story “The Rival Dummy” by Ben Hecht. Songs “The New Step,” “I’m in Love with You,” “I’m Laughing,” “Ickey,” “Every Now and Then,” “The Web of Love” and “The Ga-Ga Bird” by Lynn Cowan and Paul Titsworth, and Donald McNamee and King Zany. Art direction by Robert Lee (Robert E. Lee). Costumes designed (costume design) by André-ani. Musical arrangements by Howard Jackson. Dances (dance sequences supervised) by Maurice L. Kusell. Photographed (cinematography) by Ira Morgan (Ira H. Morgan). Presented by Henry D. Meyer and Nat Cordish. / © 1929 by James Cruze, Incorporated. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. Multicolor color process sequences. Western Electric sound process. / Stroheim’s first sound film. / Full-sound film.


Survival status: Prints exist in the Library of Congress film archive [35mm positive]; and in the film holdings of Cohen Media Group (Raymond Rohauer collection) [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Color cinematography - Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 24 September 2013.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Dardis-Keaton p. 183; Kobal-Fifty p. 49; Maltin-Guide p. 499; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 248-250.

Home video: DVD.

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