The Show Off

The Show Off

theatrical poster
Directed by Malcolm St. Clair
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
William LeBaron
Written by George Kelly (play)
Pierre Collings (scenario)
Starring Ford Sterling
Lois Wilson
Louise Brooks
Cinematography Lee Garmes
Edited by Ralph Block
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release dates
August 16, 1926
Running time
7 reels (82 minutes)
Country United States
Language Silent film
(English intertitles)

The Show Off (1926) is a 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.

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.

Preservation status

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:




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