The Gaucho
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The Gaucho
Douglas Fairbanks' The Gaucho is a curiosity: a traditional Fairbanks actioner with decidedly unsavory, unpleasant and uncharacteristic overtones. For the first time in his career, Fairbanks plays what would have been a villainous role in anyone else's film: An outlaw leader who exploits religion for his own nefarious purposes. As the unofficial leader of Miracle City, Fairbanks laughs aloud as the faithful flock to the shrine of the Madonna: he knows that, once they've left, he can claim the pitiful alms they've left behind. Eventually, however, Fairbanks experiences a… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It may get too bogged down with religious themes during the second half, but that doesn't keep it from being a likable, rousing adventure, featuring a fantastic performance from Fairbanks."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Film Geek Central
"... one of the best, most mature and most interesting films in his career."
‑ Sean Axmaker, Parallax View
"What was new was a considerably darker tone than other swashbuckling adventures."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
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