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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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Gabbo
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Mary
Donald Douglas ...
Frank
Marjorie Kane ...
Babe (as Margie 'Babe' Kane)
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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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12 September 1929 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der große Gabbo  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

The dummy Otto was a hand carved basswood Frank Marshall figure. The same man who designed Edgar Bergen's famous characters Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd. 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

Every Now and Then
(uncredited)
Written by King Zany and Donald McNamee
Performed by Marjorie Kane and Donald Douglas
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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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