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The Great Gabbo (1929)

Passed  -  Drama | Musical | Romance  -  12 September 1929 (USA)
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An insanely, egocentric ventriloquist, even though he is possessed by his wooden dummy, is in love with a dancer who is in love with another. The dummy gives advice to the ventriloquist.

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Credited cast:
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Gabbo
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Mary
Donald Douglas ...
Frank
Marjorie Kane ...
Babe (as Margie 'Babe' Kane)
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Neighbour
Harry Ross ...
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Storyline

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. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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Drama | Musical | Romance

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Release Date:

12 September 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der große Gabbo  »

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| (Western Electric Recording)

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| (Multicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Color sequence(s) have not survived, except in black and white. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mary: Oh, I see a move. Look - eight on the nine, and then your King comes up, and that plays a Queen.
Gabbo: Will you leave these cards alone? You think you can show me something?
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Connections

Edited into The Girl from Calgary (1932) See more »

Soundtracks

Web of Love
(uncredited)
Written by Lynn Cowan and Paul Titsworth
Performed by Betty Compson and Donald Douglas
Also sung in the finale, and played frequently in the background
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The film as a musical
20 August 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Great Gabbo was made as a musical and altho some of the musical numbers and songs are not as good as those in other films of its time, they are interesting and enjoyable to see and hear, at least for some of us lovers of the popular music of the 1920s (and 30s).


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