Blind Husbands (1919)/The Great Gabbo (1929)
In his directorial debut, "Blind Husbands," Erich von Stroheim also stars as a handsome army officer having an affair with the wife of a staid doctor. The illicit affair leads to a dramatic conclusion in a mountain-climbing sequence. Gibson Gowland, Francelia Billington also star in this silent classic. Then, von Stroheim gives a mesmerizing performance in the early talkie drama "The Great Gabbo," about an unbalanced ventriloquist whose dummy becomes an extension of his personality and begins to take over his life. With Betty Compson, Marjorie King. 189 min. total. Standard; Soundtrack: music score/English; photo gallery; audio clips; radio broadcast "The High Command"; more. Silent with music score.