|Directed by||Harry Beaumont|
|Produced by||Albert Lewis|
|Music by||David Snell|
|Edited by||Douglass Biggs|
|Release date(s)||December 1946|
|Running time||83 mins.|
The Show-Off is a 1946 film directed by Harry Beaumont based on the play by George Kelly. It stars Red Skelton and Marilyn Maxwell. It was previously filmed in 1926 as The Show Off starring Ford Sterling, Lois Wilson and Louise Brooks and in 1934 as The Show-Off with Spencer Tracy and Madge Evans. Lois Wilson also appeared in this one, but in a different role.
Amy Fisher's parents can't understand what their daughter sees in Aubrey Piper, a loudmouth and braggart who pretends to be more than the lowly clerk he is.
She marries Aubrey even though he can't seem to stop insulting others or interfering with their lives. He accidentally sets her inventor brother Joe's laboratory on fire and also wrecks a car, driving it without a license. He is kicked off a radio show for offending the sponsor and blows Joe's deal with a paint company by demanding the inventor be paid $100,000.
Things go from bad to worse as Amy and Aubrey move in with her parents. In the end, though, a change of heart from the paint company's boss seals Joe's deal and Aubrey gets the credit, pleasing everyone.
- Red Skelton as J. Aubrey Piper
- Marilyn Maxwell as Amy Fisher Piper
- Marjorie Main as Mrs. Fisher
- Marshall Thompson as Joe
- Virginia O'Brien as Hortense
- Eddie 'Rochester' Anderson as Eddie
- David Townsend - Art Director
The film earned $1,928,000 in the US and Canada and $451,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $723,000.
- The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
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