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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
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 It has been replaced by a spiritual fervor and an element of seething sexuality the likes of which has never been seen before in one of his productions.”[2]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. 

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Presidio Sports
Fri, 28 Aug 2015 22:28:51 -0700

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Presidio Sports
Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:35:18 -0700

Former UCSB All-American Ciaran O'Brien is returning to the Gaucho men's soccer team as an assistant coach. O'Brien was the Big West Midfielder of the Year and a College Soccer News All-American in 2007, posting seven goals and 11 assists that year.

The Independent

The Independent
Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:53:45 -0700

The man landed yards from the Gaucho restaurant on the pedestrianised walkway outside the accountancy firm's offices. A staff member said: “I was clearing glasses away when all of a sudden there was a really loud screaming noise and shouting from near ...


Fri, 28 Aug 2015 17:33:45 -0700

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The Root

The Root
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 23:56:15 -0700

“The tango is made up of three sadnesses, three memories,” Caceres says in the documentary. “The immigrants' sadness. The gaucho's sadness, people who lived in the country. And finally the blacks' sadness, who didn't come here as immigrants, but who ...

Petaluma Argus Courier

Petaluma Argus Courier
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:49:52 -0700

The day not only gave the Gaucho players some needed contact work, but also provided parents with a chance to watch the players from the sidelines. All three Casa teams — varsity, JVs and freshmen participated and parents of players from all three ...

San Diego Reader

San Diego Reader
Wed, 19 Aug 2015 16:32:50 -0700

Or the “Gaucho,” seasoned ground beef, green sliced olives and cheese (you can choose from mozzarella, cheddar queso fresco, ricotta, or cream cheese). Or “Amazonas,” sliced hearts of palm tree with oregano, roasted red bell pepper, and cheese. Or the ...
Presidio Sports
Sat, 22 Aug 2015 21:17:30 -0700

Freshman Asher Booth drove in alone on the Gaucho goal but his shot was off target. DePuy ripped a bullet from 25 yards inside the left post for a 4-1 lead in the second half. UCSB officially opens its season next Friday at home against No. 8-ranked ...

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