Blind Husbands / The Great Gabbo

Blind Husbands / The Great Gabbo
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 3 hours, 9 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1919
  • Label: Kino Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Additional Audio Material: "The High Command" (1944 Radio Broadcast)
    • Audio Interview:
      1. Valerie von Stroheim and Paul Kohner
  • Interactive Features:
    • Interactive Menus
    • Scene Access
  • Text/Photo Galleries:
    • Biographies
    • Essay: A Note on THE GREAT GABBO - Erich von Stroheim
    • Stills/Photos: Portrait Gallery
    • Additional Text:
      1. Dossier on the Ill-Fated 1929 Remake
      2. Excerpts from the Original Pressbook

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Product Description:

This special double feature contains two Erich von Stroheim classics: BLIND HUSBANDS and THE GREAT GABBO.

Erich von Stroheim wrote, directed and starred in this sly romantic drama, which was also his first film as a director. Von Stroheim stars as von Steuben, a Prussian officer who pursues a surgeon's wife while the couple is on vacation in the Alps. After successfully seducing the wife, Mrs. Armstrong, von Steuben decides to further emasculate Dr. Armstrong by challenging him to a series of contests. Von Stroheim's first film is filled with the director's signature themes and finds him already experimenting with the cinematic techniques he would perfect in his later masterpieces.

This bizarre drama/musical stars Erich von Stroheim as the volatile ventriloquist The Great Gabbo. Along with his dummy Otto, Gabbo has become a supremely successful act at a popular nightclub. Unfailingly cruel to his colleagues, Gabbo begins a sadistic relationship with one of the club's young ingenue. Unfortunately, Gabbo's self-imposed loneliness has led him to rely more and more on Otto, whom he begins to treat like a real person. Filled with grandly staged musical numbers and featuring a diabolical lead performance by von Stroheim, THE GREAT GABBO is one of the forgotten treasures produced by Hollywood during the early days of sound features.

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Musicals / Music Videos | Psychodrama | Romance | Silent | Silent Cinema

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Product Info:

  • Sales Rank: 103,468
  • UPC: 738329024628
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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