The Gaucho [DVD] [1927]
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Overview

Special Features

  • Fairbanks 1916 cult comedy "The Mystery of the Leaping Fish" newly remastered from a pristine 35 mm print
  • Excerpts from the Original Souvenir Program

Synopsis

The Gaucho
Douglas Fairbanks' The Gaucho is a curiosity: a traditional Fairbanks actioner with decidedly unsavory, unpleasant and uncharacteristic overtones. For the first time in his career, Fairbanks plays what would have been a villainous role in anyone else's film: An outlaw leader who exploits religion for his own nefarious purposes. As the unofficial leader of Miracle City, Fairbanks laughs aloud as 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, thanks in part to the love of a good woman and in great part to a deus-ex-machina appearance by the Madonna Herself (portrayed, unbilled, by Fairbanks' wife Mary Pickford). A subplot involving leprosy and suicide adds to the overall discomforting tone of the film. Despite its lapses in taste, The Gaucho amassed a fortune for Fairbanks, who in 1928 could do no wrong at the box office. Lupe Velez makes her first major film appearance as a lusty mountain girl. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Douglas Fairbanks
    Douglas Fairbanks - The Gaucho
  • Eve Southern
    Eve Southern - Girl of the Shrine. as a Child
  • Lupe Velez
    Lupe Velez - The Mountain Girl
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    Geraine Greear - The Girl of the Shrine
  • Gustav von Seyffertitz
    Gustav von Seyffertitz - Ruiz, the Usurper
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