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The Great Gabbo

Author: James CruzeErich Von StroheimBetty CompsonDonald DouglasBabe KaneAll authors
Publisher: [Minneapolis, Minn.] : Mill Creek Entertainment, ©2005.
Series: Classic musicals, disk 6.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Summary:
The Great Gabbo: A temperamental ventriloquist who can only express himself through his dummy. He becomes tortured by the conflicting nature of his personality, which eventually drives him insane.

The dancing pirate: Musical about a timid dancing master mistaken for a pirate in early 19th-century Boston. One of the first live-action color films made.

Road show: An elusive, rich bachelor wiggles off the hook on his wedding day for the umpteenth time by begging insanity, but his strong-willed bride calls his bluff and has him committed to the loony bin. He manages to escape with another inmate and joins a traveling carnival, only to fall in love with the leggy owner and gets involved in one slapstick mishap after another.

Hi diddle diddle: A sailor gets married but when his con-artist father shows up for the wedding it turns the couple's honeymoon plans into screwball comedy.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Feature films
Musical films
Comedy films
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: James Cruze; Erich Von Stroheim; Betty Compson; Donald Douglas; Babe Kane; Lloyd Corrigan; Rita Hayworth; Frank Morgan; Charles Collins; Steffi Duna; Hal Roach; Adolphe Menjou; Carole Landis; John Hubbard; Charles Butterworth; Patsy Kelly; Andrew L Stone; Martha Scott; Pola Negri; Dennis O'Keefe; Mill Creek Entertainment.
OCLC Number: 176245550
Notes: The Great Gabbo (92 min.) produced in 1929. The Dancing pirate (84 min., color) produced in 1936. Road show (97 min.) produced in 1941. Hi diddle diddle (72 min.) produced in 1943.
Credits: The Great Gabbo: photography, Ira Morgan ; story, Ben Hecht ; songs, Lynn Cowan, Paul Titsworth, Donald McNames, King Zany ; music director, Howard Jackson. The dancing pirate: director of photography, William V. Skall ; editor, Archie E. Marshek ; music, Alfred Newman, Richard Rodgers. Road show: director of photography, Norbert Brodine ; editor, Bert Jordan ; music score, Georgie Stoll. Hi diddle diddle: director of photography, Charles Schoenbaum ; editor, Harvey Manger; ; music director, Phil Boutelje.
Cast: The Great Gabbo: Eric Von Stroheim, Betty Compson, Donald Douglas, Marjorie Kane.
The dancing pirate: Rita Hayworth, Frank Morgan, Charles Collins, Steffi Duna.
Road show: Adolphe Menjou, Carole Landis, John Hubbard, Charles Butterworth, Patsy Kelly, George E. Stone, Margaret Roach, Polly Ann Young, Edward Norris.
Hi diddle diddle: Adolphe Menjou, Martha Scott, Pola Negri, Dennis O'Keefe, Billie Burke, June Havoc.
Description: 1 videodisc (342 min.) : sd., b&w and col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, double-sided.
Series Title: Classic musicals, disk 6.
Other Titles: Dancing pirate.
Road show.
Hi diddle diddle.
Responsibility: Henry D. Meyer and Nat Cordish present ; James Cruze Productions ; directed by James Cruze. The dancing pirate / directed by Lloyd Corrigan ; produced by John Speaks ; screenplay by Ray Harris and Francis Edwards Faragoh. Road show / produced and directed by Hal Roach ; writers, Arnold Belgard, Harry Langdon, Mickell Novack. Hi diddle diddle / Andrew Stone Productions present ; produced and directed by Andew L. Stone ; screenplay by Frederick Jackson.

Abstract:

The Great Gabbo: A temperamental ventriloquist who can only express himself through his dummy. He becomes tortured by the conflicting nature of his personality, which eventually drives him insane.

The dancing pirate: Musical about a timid dancing master mistaken for a pirate in early 19th-century Boston. One of the first live-action color films made.

Road show: An elusive, rich bachelor wiggles off the hook on his wedding day for the umpteenth time by begging insanity, but his strong-willed bride calls his bluff and has him committed to the loony bin. He manages to escape with another inmate and joins a traveling carnival, only to fall in love with the leggy owner and gets involved in one slapstick mishap after another.

Hi diddle diddle: A sailor gets married but when his con-artist father shows up for the wedding it turns the couple's honeymoon plans into screwball comedy.

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