The Great Gabbo
The Great Gabbo (1929)

In this film, a ventriloquist who calls himself the Great Gabbo begins to lose his sense of identity when his only means of expression is through his wooden dummy. As the Great Gabbo begins to rely more and more on his dummy, he begins to… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1929
DVD Release Date: May 31, 2005
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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Some bizarre musical numbers in the granddaddy of all "strange ventriloquist" chillers.

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Interminable, unbelieavably show early talkie of interest only for Stroheim.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

An early talkie that gets your attention because it's so perverse.

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Fernando F. Croce

A laboratory experiment that isolates the Stroheim persona for all it's worth

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