Cinema: The New Pictures Dec. 5, 1927

The Gaucho. A "Gaucho" is a South American cowboy of Spanish-Indian extraction. There is a legend about one of these Gauchos who became an outlaw and galloped through the mountains at the head of a reckless ragged army. Eventually, this legend came to the ears of Douglas Fairbanks. The inevitable occurred. First scenarios, then sets, extras, cameras, fade-outs, cuttings, retakes. By this time the Gaucho was no longer a legend; he had turned into a very real little man, smoking cigarets incessantly, leaping gymnastically from banister to balustrade, smiling gaily and with...

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