digplanet beta 1: Athena
Share digplanet:


Applied sciences






















For other uses, see Gaucho (disambiguation).
The Gaucho
Theatrical release poster
Directed by F. Richard Jones
Produced by Douglas Fairbanks
Written by Douglas Fairbanks
Starring Douglas Fairbanks
Lupe Vélez
Cinematography Tony Gaudio
Edited by William Nolan
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • November 27, 1927 (1927-11-27)
Running time
115 minutes
Language Silent
English intertitles
Box office $1.4 million[1]

The Gaucho (the official full title of the film is Douglas Fairbanks as The Gaucho[2]) is a 1927 silent film starring Douglas Fairbanks and Lupe Vélez set in Argentina. The lavish adventure extravaganza, filmed at the height of Fairbanks' box office clout, was directed by F. Richard Jones with a running time of 115 minutes.

Fairbanks biographer Jeffrey Vance considers the film "a near masterwork" and "an anomaly among his [Fairbanks’] works.",[2] Vance also considers it a "daring departure, the film is an effort of unanticipated darkness in tone, setting, and character. The spirit of adolescent boyish adventure, the omnipresent characteristic of his prior films, is noticeably absent. It has been replaced by a spiritual fervor and an element of seething sexuality the likes of which has never been seen before in one of his productions.”[2]



A new preservation print of The Gaucho, created by the Museum of Modern Art, was first shown at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in 2008.[3] It has subsequently been screened at MoMA (2008),[4] and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival (2009)[5] to promote the new book Douglas Fairbanks with author Jeffrey Vance introducing the screenings.


  1. ^ Balio, Tino (2009). United Artists: The Company Built by the Stars. Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press. p. 93. 
  2. ^ a b c Vance, Jeffrey (2008). Douglas Fairbanks. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. p. 227. ISBN 978-0520256675. 
  3. ^ Soares, Andre (2014). "Douglas Fairbanks in THE GAUCHO Academy Screening". Alt Film Guide. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ Higgins, Steven (December 17, 2008). "Laugh and Live: The Films of Douglas Fairbanks". Retrieved April 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ Guillen, Michael (July 13, 2009). "The Gaucho (1927) Introductory Remarks". The Evening Class. Retrieved April 2, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Original courtesy of Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gaucho — Please support Wikipedia.
This page uses Creative Commons Licensed content from Wikipedia. A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia.
423673 videos foundNext > 

The Gaucho Festival

A Gaucho Festival The little town of San Antonio de Areco boasts streets of low, whitewashed houses, a tiny tree-shaded plaza, and a big river running nearby ...

Lupe Vélez & Douglas Fairbanks - The Gaucho (1927)

The Way of the Gaucho

The gaucho is more than just a cowboy. Eschewing city life for the beauty of the countryside, cattle-herding gauchos in Argentina continue to enjoy a rural ...

The Gaucho Way | Fogo de Chão + Expedition Brazil

Meet Jovani, one of the many authentic Brazilian Gauchos from Fogo de Chão. This is the story of his family, the farm and the Gaucho Way of life in Southern ...

El Gaucho

A tribute to the Argentine Gaucho, legendary character but still very present in Hispanic culture. The movie tells the traditional annual meeting in Estancia ...

The Gaucho Dance - Deutschland 2014 | Alemanha zoa argentinos "Gauchos" | Germany dance gaucho

So gehen die Gauchos, die Gauchos, die gehen so. So gehen die Deutschen, die Deutschen, die gehen so.

"Gaucho Dance" von Klose, Schürrle & Co | Fanmeile Berlin | ARD


The Rifleman S01E14 The Gaucho XviD

The Gaucho's Pain

Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment The Gaucho's Pain · Tango Jointz Palermo Neuvo ℗ 2006 Escondida Music Released on: 2013-07-22 ...

A Man and His Horse: Gaucho in Patagonia, Argentina

Ride alongside a true and authentic Argentine Cowboy and learn about the way of the Gaucho. Ready to start your healthy lifestyle? Get the book that inspired ...

423673 videos foundNext > 

2919 news items


Fri, 29 Apr 2016 07:40:28 -0700

Nothing else matters in the Southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, where being neutral is impossible... Down in the southernmost state of Brazil, the Gaucho-country Rio Grande do Sul, you've got a choice: you're either Gremio or Internacional. The two ...

Petaluma Argus Courier

Petaluma Argus Courier
Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:29:56 -0700

“One of the questions is … 'How would you improve the Gaucho Gazette?' and Kate's response — because she really wanted to be in the class — was, 'Nothing. I think it's perfect as it is.' …So I turned her down based on that answer.” But then Hoover ...

The UCSB Current

The UCSB Current
Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:04:27 -0700

The slew of planned festivities, open to community members as well as alumni, also include the Gaucho Gallop Benefit Run and the game-centric Gaucho Kids Festival, as well as the foodie-favored Taste of UCSB. All Gaucho generations are invited to the ...

Santa Barbara Independent

Santa Barbara Independent
Thu, 28 Apr 2016 00:00:58 -0700

He will return to Santa Barbara this weekend and rejoin the entire 1974 volleyball team for their induction into the Gaucho Athletic Hall of Fame. Roberts, the volleyball coach at Laguna Blanca School, and Jacobs, the public-address announcer at Gaucho ...
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:07:30 -0700

The slew of planned festivities, open to community members as well as alumni, also include the Gaucho Gallop Benefit Run and the game-centric Gaucho Kids Festival, as well as the foodie-favored Taste of UCSB. All Gaucho generations are invited to the ...

Daily Mail

Daily Mail
Fri, 29 Apr 2016 01:23:21 -0700

Juan Mata was joined by Manchester United team-mates as the midfielder enjoyed an evening out with family and friends on Thursday to celebrate his 28th birthday. The Spaniard went for a meal at the Gaucho restaurant in Manchester where he was ...

Santa Rosa Press Democrat

Santa Rosa Press Democrat
Mon, 25 Apr 2016 17:11:15 -0700

Hoover and the Gaucho Gazette each received $500 prizes for their work, which was judged by Press Democrat reporters and editors. Santa Rosa High School's student newspaper, the Santa Rosan, was runner-up. Sonoma Valley's the Dragon's Tale ...


Thu, 21 Apr 2016 06:40:29 -0700

Pizza Express entrepreneur Luke Johnson has bought a cut of Gaucho, the Argentinian steak and wine restaurant, adding upmarket beef to his already bulging restaurant portfolio. Dining tycoon Mr Johnson said he had spent a “substantial sum” on the steak ...

Oops, we seem to be having trouble contacting Twitter

Support Wikipedia

A portion of the proceeds from advertising on Digplanet goes to supporting Wikipedia. Please add your support for Wikipedia!

Searchlight Group

Digplanet also receives support from Searchlight Group. Visit Searchlight