F. Richard Jones, 1928
With Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks was among the first of the truly international movie stars. Known for his death-defying physicality and stuntwork, Fairbanks brought to his roles a sense of can-do American optimism and Jazz Age exuberance.<br><br>This series gives an overview of his work, beginning with his first film and including his final silent one, with each night's screening set to the live piano accompaniment of Brian Casey.<br><br></b>All prints provided by<b>The Douris Corporation.</b>
Praised for its stunning production design, The Gaucho was Douglas Fairbanks's last silent film.
Fairbanks portrays the leader of a band of outlaws vowing to topple the corrupt regime of "Miracle City," where pilgrims come from across South America to worship at the shrine of the Madonna (played in a brief appearance by Mary Pickford). With Lupe Velez. (96 mins.)