~The Gaucho~
1927
Directed by: F. Richard Jones

Written by:
Douglas Fairbanks
~Cast~

Lupe Velez ... The Mountain Girl
Joan Barclay ... The Girl of the Shrine (as Geraine Greear)
Eve Southern ... The Girl of the Shrine
Gustav von Seyffertitz ... Ruiz - The Usurper
Michael Vavitch ... The Usurper's First Lieutenant
Charles Stevens ... The Gaucho's First Lieutenant
Nigel De Brulier ... The Padre (as Nigel de Brulier)
Albert MacQuarrie ... Victim of the Black Doom
Douglas Fairbanks ... The Gaucho
William B. Davidson
Fred DeSilva
Chris-Pin Martin ... Undetermined Role
Mary Pickford ... Virgin Mary
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Elton Corporation

Distribution Company: United Artists

Produced by: Douglas Fairbanks
Music by: Arthur Kay
Cinematography by: Tony Gaudio
Film Editing by: William Nolan
Art Direction by: Carl Oscar Borg
Costume Design by: Paul Burns
Manager of Production: Theodore Reed
Assistant Directors: William J. Cowen & Lewis R. Foster
Master of Properties: Paul Burns
Associate Artists: Francesc Cugat, Jack Holden, Edward M. Langley, Mario Larrinaga & Harry Oliver
Stunts: Richard Talmadge
Associate Photographer: Abe Scholtz
Technician: William Davison
General Manager: Robert Fairbanks
Main Title: Courtesy of: Joseph B. Harris
Consultants: Eugene P. Lyle Jr. & Wallace Smith
Research Director: Arthur Woods
Scenario Editor: Lotta Woods
Stand-in for Douglas Fairbanks: Charles Lewis

Length: 10 Reels
Runtime: 115 Minutes
Released: November 21, 1927

Filmed at:
Iverson Ranch - 1 Iverson Lane, Chatsworth, Los Angeles, California, USA
~Plot Synopsis~
Douglas Fairbanks' The Gaucho is a curiosity: a traditional Fairbanks actioner with decidedly
unsavory, unpleasant and uncharacteristic overtones. For the first time in his career, Fairbanks plays
what would have been a villainous role in anyone else's film: An outlaw leader who exploits religion
for his own nefarious purposes. As the unofficial leader of Miracle City, Fairbanks laughs aloud as the
faithful flock to the shrine of the Madonna: he knows that, once they've left, he can claim the pitiful
alms they've left behind. Eventually, however, Fairbanks experiences a religious conversion, thanks in
part to the love of a good woman and in great part to a deus-ex-machina appearance by the Madonna
Herself (portrayed, unbilled, by Fairbanks' wife Mary Pickford). A subplot involving leprosy and
suicide adds to the overall discomforting tone of the film. Despite its lapses in taste, The Gaucho
amassed a fortune for Fairbanks, who in 1928 could do no wrong at the box office. Lupe Velez makes
her first major film appearance as a lusty mountain girl.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com