The Show-Off (1926 film)

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The Show-Off
The Show Off poster.jpg
Theatrical poster
Directed byMalcolm St. Clair
Written byGeorge Kelly (play)
Pierre Collings (scenario)
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
William LeBaron
StarringFord Sterling
Lois Wilson
Louise Brooks
CinematographyLee Garmes
Edited byRalph Block
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
August 16, 1926
Running time
7 reels (82 minutes)
CountryUnited States
LanguagesSilent film
(English intertitles)

The Show-Off is a 1926 American silent film comedy produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures, based on the play of the same name by George Kelly. Directed by Mal St. Clair, the film stars Ford Sterling, Lois Wilson and Louise Brooks.

It's one of two films that co-starred popular Broadway actor Gregory Kelly (first husband of Ruth Gordon) who died shortly after The Show-Off wrapped production. The film was produced in Philadelphia and New York City thus becoming a sort of time capsule record of buildings long gone and neighborhoods changed.


Louise Brooks and Gregory Kelly in The Show-Off

Preservation status[edit]

Preserved at the Library of Congress, the film can be found in near mint condition on a Library of Congress related DVD.


The film has been remade a number of times:


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