"The Great Gabbo" (1929)

This film, made in 1929, is about Gabbo the ventriloquist. His wooden dummy Otto is the only means of expression. When he starts relying more and more on Otto, he starts going mad. Based on the Ben Hecht's story.

Runtime: 95 minutes

Cast (in credits order)
Erich von Stroheim ....Gabbo
Betty Compson ....Mary
Donald Douglas....Frank
Marjorie Kane....Babe (as Marjorie 'Babe' Kane)

rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Ross....Performer
George Grandee....Otto (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
James Cruze

Writing credits
Ben Hecht (also story The Rival Dummy)
Hugh Herbert

Producer: Jonathan Cordish, James Cruze, Henry D. Meyer
Audio/Visual: sound, b&w

Keywords: drama

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