The Show Off (1926)

Comedy | 16 August 1926

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HISTORY

An item in the 17 Jan 1926 FD noted that Pat O'Malley had been picked to play the featured lead opposite Ford Sterling, but he was not listed in final credits. The 13 May 1926 Motion Picture News reported that Charles Rogers and George Nichols had also joined the cast, but they were not credited. Filming was set to begin 10 May 1926 at Paramount's Long Island City, NY, studios.
       Exteriors were photographed on location in Philadelphia.
       For information on other films based on the George Kelly play, please consult the entry for the 1946 M-G-M production The Show-Off, directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Red Skelton and Marilyn ... More Less

An item in the 17 Jan 1926 FD noted that Pat O'Malley had been picked to play the featured lead opposite Ford Sterling, but he was not listed in final credits. The 13 May 1926 Motion Picture News reported that Charles Rogers and George Nichols had also joined the cast, but they were not credited. Filming was set to begin 10 May 1926 at Paramount's Long Island City, NY, studios.
       Exteriors were photographed on location in Philadelphia.
       For information on other films based on the George Kelly play, please consult the entry for the 1946 M-G-M production The Show-Off, directed by Harry Beaumont and starring Red Skelton and Marilyn Maxwell. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
17 Jan 1926
p. 10.
Film Daily
29 Aug 1926.
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Motion Picture News
13 May 1926
p. 2348.
New York Times
23 Aug 1926
p. 9.
Variety
25 Aug 1926
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Supv ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Show-Off by George Kelly (New York, 5 Feb 1924).
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 August 1926
Production Date:
began 10 May 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
16 August 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23027
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,196
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Aubrey Piper, a mere clerk at the offices of the Pennsylvania Railroad, poses as an important executive to his sweetheart, Amy Fisher, by blustering, bullying, and showing off continually. Though all the members of her family are contemptuous of Piper, Amy marries him; 3 months later she is fully aware of his faults. To help his son Joe continue work on his invention (a rust-preventing paint), Pop Fisher gives him the money saved for the mortgage and shortly afterward dies of a stroke. Aubrey wins a Ford in a raffle; and while taking it out for a spin, he knocks down a traffic policeman; Joe is forced to pay his fine with the mortgage money. Realizing the tragedy he has brought upon Amy's family, Aubrey visits the directors of a steel company and by bluffing sells them Joe's invention. The coup creates a furore in the Fisher household, happy at last that the "show off" has redeemed ... +


Aubrey Piper, a mere clerk at the offices of the Pennsylvania Railroad, poses as an important executive to his sweetheart, Amy Fisher, by blustering, bullying, and showing off continually. Though all the members of her family are contemptuous of Piper, Amy marries him; 3 months later she is fully aware of his faults. To help his son Joe continue work on his invention (a rust-preventing paint), Pop Fisher gives him the money saved for the mortgage and shortly afterward dies of a stroke. Aubrey wins a Ford in a raffle; and while taking it out for a spin, he knocks down a traffic policeman; Joe is forced to pay his fine with the mortgage money. Realizing the tragedy he has brought upon Amy's family, Aubrey visits the directors of a steel company and by bluffing sells them Joe's invention. The coup creates a furore in the Fisher household, happy at last that the "show off" has redeemed himself. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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