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Blind Husbands /  The Great Gabbo

Blind Husbands / The Great Gabbo

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Rarely in history has a single film catapulted a director to the forefront of world cinema, but the innovative style and sophisticated themes of Blind Husbands made Erich von Stroheim an immediate sensation, exposing the complex layers of repression, jealousy and lust that lie beneath the surface of an American couple's marriage. As they vacation in the Alps, a roguish officer (Von Stroheim) ensnares the wife (Francellia Billington) in a web of infidelity, testing her loyalty and ultimately challenging the manhood of her husband (Sam DeGrasse). One of Hollywood's earliest - and most peculiar - musicals, the Great Gabbo stars Von Stroheim as an egotistical ventriloquist who casts a Svengali-like spell upon an ingénue (Betty Compson), against a backdrop of singularly strange numbers (including "Icky" and the spider-and-fly themed "Caught in a Web"). Director James Cruze (The Covered Wagon) allowed von Stroheim to endow the character with his signature flourishes, resulting in a wicked cocktail of garish stage shows and Austro-Hungarian villainy that is a diabolical delight.

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    Title: Blind Husbands / The Great Gabbo
    Genre: Drama-Classics (Silent Films)
    Starring: Sam de Grasse, Percy Challenger, William de Vaull, Erich Von Stroheim, Francelia Billington, Betty Compson, Donald Douglas, Gibson Gowland, Marjorie King, Marjorie "Babe" Kane
    Directors: James Cruze, Erich Von Stroheim
    Attributes: Black & White, Special Edition, Silent Movie
    Release Date: 6/10/2003
    Original Year: 1929
    Product Type: DVD
    Rated: UNR
    Catalog #: 2462
    UPC: 738329024628
    Item #: KOV002462

    Technical Information

    Street Date: 6/10/2003
    Closed Caption: No
    Studio: Kino Video