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Streaming video

Title The Great Gabbo
Published [San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (1 video file, approximately 62 min.) : digital, .flv file, sound
Summary One of Hollywood's earliest -- and most peculiar -- musicals, The Great Gabbo stars von Stroheim as an egotistical ventriloquist who casts a Svengali-like spell upon an ingenue (Betty Compson), against a backdrop of singularly strange numbers (including "Icky" and the spider-and-fly-themed "Caught in a Web"). Director James Cruze (The Covered Wagon) allowed von Stroheim to endow the character with his signature flourishes, resulting in a wicked cocktail of garish stage shows and Austro-Hungarian villainy that is a diabolical delight
Notes Title from title frames
Event Originally produced by Kino Lorber Edu in 1919
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
Subject Musical films.
Ventriloquists -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Video recordings.
Form Streaming video
Author Von Stroheim, Erich, 1885-1957, actor
Compson, Betty, 1897-1974, actor
Cruze, James, 1884-1942, director
Kanopy (Firm)