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The Great Gabbo (1929) was a Drama - Musical Film directed by Erich von Stroheim and James Cruze and produced by James Cruze.

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[first lines]
Mary: Oh, I see a move. Look - eight on the nine, and then your King comes up, and that plays a Queen.
Gabbo: Will you leave these cards alone? You think you can show me something?


Gabbo: [Otto won't "shut up"] Otto, if you don't keep quiet I'll smash you! I'll destroy so that you won't make another sound! Do I want to listen to you? No!


Mary: We only take out of life what we put into it.


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Color sequence(s) have not survived.
The "Gaga Bird" production number is presumed lost. Please check your attic.
The dummy Otto was a hand carved basswood Frank Marshall figure. The same man who designed Edgar Bergen's famous characters Charlie McCarthy and Mortimer Snerd.
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