The Show-Off (1926 film)
The Show-Off is a 1926 American silent film comedy produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures, directed by Mal St. Clair, and starring Ford Sterling, Lois Wilson and Louise Brooks. The film is based on a 1924 Broadway play by George Kelly that starred Louis John Bartels in the leading role, and had Lee Tracy in the cast.
|Directed by||Malcolm St. Clair|
|Produced by||Adolph Zukor|
Jesse L. Lasky
|Written by||George Kelly (play)|
Pierre Collings (scenario)
|Edited by||Ralph Block|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|August 16, 1926|
|7 reels (82 minutes)|
This film is one of two films that costarred 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.
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:
- with Hal Skelly and Doris Hill as Men Are Like That (1930).
- as The Show-Off (1934) with Spencer Tracy, Madge Evans, and Lois Wilson in a different role.
- as The Show-Off (1946) with Red Skelton and Marilyn Maxwell.
- On February 2, 1955, a 60-minute version of the play aired on the CBS Television series The Best of Broadway.
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