The Show Off


1h 22m 1926

Brief Synopsis

A loud-mouthed braggart almost ruins his new wife's family.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Drama
Silent
Adaptation
Release Date
Aug 16, 1926
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Show-Off by George Kelly (New York, 5 Feb 1924).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,196ft (7 reels)

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 himself.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Drama
Silent
Adaptation
Release Date
Aug 16, 1926
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Location
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play The Show-Off by George Kelly (New York, 5 Feb 1924).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 22m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,196ft (7 reels)

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Notes

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 (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1941-50).