The Gaucho (1927) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Gaucho (1927)




Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Movie Info

In this action film, Douglas Fairbanks plays the unofficial leader of Miracle City. Fairbanks laughs aloud at 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 religious conversion.


Lupe Velez
as The Mountain Girl
Geraine Greear
as Girl of the Shrine
Eve Southern
as Girl of the Shrine as a child
Michael Vavitch
as Ruiz's First Lieutenant
Charles Stevens
as The Gaucho's First Lieutenant
Albert MacQuarrie
as Victim of the Black Doom
Mary Pickford
as Our Lady of the Shrine
View All

Critic Reviews for The Gaucho

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (2)

Though the first 30 minutes or so seem a little slow, the picture then settles down. Looks as though better than $500,000 has been expended, and the picture shows it.

March 26, 2009 | Full Review…

Mr. Fairbanks is no less agile than he has been in other productions; perhaps he has even more chances here to display his agility.

March 25, 2006 | Full Review…

During those moments when Douglas Fairbanks is up to his old tricks, The Gaucho manages to be thrilling and amusing. But Doug isn't always up to his old tricks.

October 4, 2021 | Full Review…

Lupe Velez, Doug's leading lady, actually overshadows him as far as their respective performances are concerned.

January 4, 2021 | Full Review…

Likewise the usual array of stunts, many of them impossible... but not one less bit entertaining because of it.

October 21, 2020 | Full Review…

The direction of F. Richard Jones is a desirable combination of art and box-office angles... If [Douglas Fairbanks] is a hundred per cent in "The Gaucho", this new kid find, Lupe Velez, is scarcely less. She seems to have not only "it," but everything.

October 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Gaucho

Loved it! A must see for silent movie fans. This movie has everything, action, excitement, suspense, romance, tragedy, comedy, spectacular effects and stunts, and a great ending. I highly recommend it.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

The Gaucho Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features