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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Cast

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

All Critics (6)

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

October 1, 2014 | Full Review…
Classic Film and Television

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

October 6, 2010 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

February 7, 2010 | Full Review…
CinePassion

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

September 11, 2003 | Rating: 2/5
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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