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The Show Off (1926)

Passed | | Comedy, Drama | 16 August 1926 (USA)
A blowhard who poses as a railroad executive (but is really just a $30-a-week clerk) catches a young bride and then drives her family's finances to the brink of ruin.

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A blowhard who poses as a railroad executive (but is really just a $30-a-week clerk) catches a young bride and then drives her family's finances to the brink of ruin. Written by David S. Smith

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At one point, to cover up for the source of his new car, Piper (Sterling) lies and says it came from his Uncle named Stich, which was Ford Sterling's real surname. See more »

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Clara, Joe's Girl: [title card] Listen to me, you big blow! It's time somebody put you wise to yourself! You've ruined Joe's future! You're just a four-flusher - a Show-Off - you couldn't be square with yourself!
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Featured in Louise Brooks: Looking for Lulu (1998) See more »

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First film version of George Kelly play mildly entertaining
7 January 1999 | by (Fargo, North Dakota) – See all my reviews

The chief reason to see Malcolm St. Clair's production of The Show-Off today is the presence of luminous Louise Brooks, who (as usual) lights up the screen with an intensity and beauty that far exceeds the requirements of her small "girl next door" role. Ford Sterling (best known as the chief of the Keystone Kops) plays the title part, and he does very little (until it is far too late) to make the character even remotely likable. His Aubrey Piper is such an insufferable blowhard that Brooks' vicious admonishment of his boorish behavior is one of the film's highlights.


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