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Blind husbands The Great Gabbo

Author: Erich Von StroheimSam De GrasseFrancelia BillingtonBetty CompsonDonald DouglasAll authors
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Kino Video, ©2003.
Series: Erich von Stroheim collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Deluxe collector's edView all editions and formats
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The story of a love triangle between a self-absorbed husband, the neglected wife, and her opportunistic lover. The Great Gabbo is the story of Gabbo, a ventriloquist and a supreme egotist, Mary, his assistant, and Little Otto, Gabbo's dummy. Gabbo drives away Mary, then realizes too late how much he loves her.
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Genre/Form: DVD-video discs
Silent films
Musical films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Erich Von Stroheim; Sam De Grasse; Francelia Billington; Betty Compson; Donald Douglas; Ben Hecht; Kino International Corporation.
OCLC Number: 52497803
Notes: Title from each movie's credits.
Blind Husbands is based on the book The Pinnacle by Erich Stroheim. The Great Gabbo is adapted from The Great Gabbo by Ben Hecht.
Blind Husbands is a videodisc release of the 1917 film. The Great Gabbo is a videodisc release of the 1929 film.
Special features include: Score adapted by Donald Sosin from the 1919 cue sheet; excerpts from the original "Blind Husbands" pressbook; audio clips of Valerie von Stroheim and Paul Kohner; dossier on the ill-fated 1929 remake of "Blind Husbands"; "The High Command", a 1944 radio broadcast; a note on "The Great Gabbo" by Erich von Stroheim; photo gallery; published works: a brief survey; portrait gallery; and more.
Credits: Blind husbands: photographed by Ben Reynolds ; original music by Donald Sosin. The Great Gabbo: photographed by Ira H. Morgan.
Cast: Blind Husbands: Erich von Stroheim, Francellia Billington, Sam DeGrasse. The Great Gabbo: Erich von Stroheim, Betty Compson.
Description: 1 videodisc (187 min.) : sd., b&w, some col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: Blind husbands (1919) / written and directed by Erich Stroheim ; titles by Lillian Ducey ; cinematography by Ben F. Reynolds ; edited by Frank Lawrence and Eleanor Fried --
The great Gabbo (1929) / written by Hugh Herbert ; directed by James Cruze ; cinematography by Ira H. Morgan ; songs by Lynn Cowan, Paul Titsworth, Don McNamee & King Zany ; musical arrangements by Howard Jackson.
Series Title: Erich von Stroheim collection.
Other Titles: Great Gabbo
Responsibility: written and directed by Erich von Stroheim (Blind Husbands) ; directed by James Cruze (Great Gabbo).

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The story of a love triangle between a self-absorbed husband, the neglected wife, and her opportunistic lover. The Great Gabbo is the story of Gabbo, a ventriloquist and a supreme egotist, Mary, his assistant, and Little Otto, Gabbo's dummy. Gabbo drives away Mary, then realizes too late how much he loves her.

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