The Show (1922 film)

The Show is a 1922 American silent short comedy film directed by Larry Semon and Norman Taurog and featuring Oliver Hardy.[1]

The Show
Directed byLarry Semon
Norman Taurog
Produced byLarry Semon
Albert E. Smith
Written byLarry Semon
Norman Taurog
StarringOliver Hardy
CinematographyHans F. Koenekamp
Distributed byVitagraph Company of America
Release date
  • March 19, 1922 (1922-03-19)
Running time
20 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[2] Larry Semon is a stage hand and is also part of the audience, which keeps one guessing regarding the dual capacity. He steals a banquet of flowers meant for the star and gives them to a member of the chorus, not knowing that a cat has knocked over a bottle of ink on them. He then turns on the wind machine at the wrong time, filling the stage and playhouse with black powder. He attempts to save the star's jewels but is knocked senseless, and dreams of a wild ride to recover them. Then he wakes up.


See also


  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Show". Retrieved March 18, 2009.
  2. "Reviews: The Show". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 14 (11): 61. March 11, 1922.
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