The Great Gabbo (1929) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Great Gabbo (1929)




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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 go mad.

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Marjorie "Babe" Kane
as Singer/Dancer
Otto Gabbo
as A dummy
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Critic Reviews for The Great Gabbo

All Critics (7)

James Cruze is efficient in his direction of The Great Gabbo, which is no small feat considering the difficulties of shooting with the early sound cameras.

July 20, 2021 | Full Review…

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

October 1, 2014 | Full Review…

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

October 6, 2010 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

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

February 7, 2010 | Full Review…

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

September 11, 2003 | Rating: 2/5

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