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Uniform Title Gaucho (Motion picture)
Title The Gaucho [videorecording] / the Elton Corporation ; [United Artists] ; direction by, F. Richard Jones ; story by Elton Thomas [i.e. Douglas Fairbanks].

Imprint New York, New York : Kino on Video, [2001]


Location Call No. Status
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Edition Deluxe collector's ed.
Description 1 videodisc (96, 26 min.) : si., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Special features include newly mastered version of Fairbanks's 1916 cult comedy The mystery of the leaping fish (26 min.) and excerpts from the original souvenir program.
The Gaucho originally released as a motion picture in 1927.
The Mystery of the Leaping Fish originally released as a motion picture in 1916.
Some credits from Internet Movie Database.
Credits The Gaucho: Written by Lotta Woods, based on a story by Elton Thomas [i.e. Douglas Fairbanks] ; photography by Tony Gaudio ; original music, Sydney Jill Lehman, c1996.
The Mystery of the Leaping Fish: Directed by Christy Cabanne and John Emerson ; written by Tod Browning and D.W. Griffith (as Granville Warwick); titles by Anita Loos ; cinematography by John W. Leezer ; D.W. Griffith, supervisor; accomp. music by Larry Marotta.
Cast The Gaucho: Douglas Fairbanks (The Gaucho), Lupe Velez (The Mountain Girl), Joan Barclay (The Girl of the Shrine) (as Geraine Greear), Eve Southern (The Girl of the Shrine), Gustav von Seyffertitz (Ruiz, The Usurper), Michael Vavitch (The Usurper's First Lieutenant), Charles Stevens (The Gaucho's First Lieutenant), Nigel De Brulier (The Padre), Albert MacQuarrie (Victim of the Black Doom), Mary Pickford (Virgin Mary).
The Mystery of the Leaping Fish: Douglas Fairbanks (Coke Ennyday), Bessie Love (The Little Fish Blower), Alma Rubens (His Female Accomplice), Allan Sears (Gent Rolling in Wealth (as A.D. Sears), Charles Stevens (Japanese Accomplice), Tom Wilson (Police Chief I.M. Keene).
Summary The Gaucho and his men take over the City of the Miracle, carousing and planning to steal from the shrine there. A mountain girl falls for him and fights every woman who looks his way. The Gaucho tries to seduce the Girl of the Shrine, but her innocence and piety, combined with a miracle cure when he is infected with leprosy, reform him. When an evil gang threatens to execute the priest and the Girl of the Shrine, the Gaucho saves them at the last moment with a diversionary cattle stampede and rides off with his mountain girl.
The second title is a strange little comedy featuring Coke Ennyday, a cheerfully addicted cocaine-using "scientific detective" (in a parody of Sherlock Holmes), and his pursuit of a gang of opium smugglers.
System Details DVD, full screen (1.33:1) presentation.
Language Silent with English intertitles and accompanying music.
Subject Gauchos -- Drama.
Outlaws -- Drama.
Cocaine abuse -- Drama.
Opium trade -- Drama.
Genre/Form Action and adventure films.
Silent films.
Comedy films.
Detective and mystery films.
Short films.
Added Author Jones, Richard, 1893-1930.
Woods, Lotta, 1869-1957.
Thomas, Elton, 1883-1939.
Fairbanks, Douglas, 1883-1939.
Vélez, Lupe, 1906-1944.
Barclay, Joan, 1914-2002.
Seyffertitz, Gustav von, 1863-1943.
Pickford, Mary, 1892-1979.
Stevens, Charles, 1893-1964.
Cabanne, Christy, 1888-1950.
Emerson, John, 1874-1956.
Browning, Tod, 1880-1962.
Loos, Anita, 1893-1981.
Love, Bessie.
Rubens, Alma, 1897-1931.
Sears, Allan, 1887-1942.
Elton Corporation.
United Artists Corporation.
Kino International Corporation.
Added Title Mystery of the leaping fish.
Standard No. 738329021528
Music No. K215 Kino on Video

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