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lulu  This page presents an annotated, worldwide bibliography of reviews, articles and other published material related to the 1926 film The Show-Off. This American film includes Louise Brooks in the role of Clara Fisher. Around the world, this film was exhibited or written about under other titles including Moi; Moi... (Belgium); Se chlubit (Czechoslovakia); and Moi; Moi... (France).

This page is a work in progress. The intention of this bibliography is to be as comprehensive as possible; most citations represent a substantial review or article. Shorter, capsule reviews - usually a paragraph or two in length - are so noted. Entries are arranged chronologically. Critical commentary regarding Brooks, or the film as a whole (excerpted from the material cited), are offered as annotations. Some citations are linked to the material cited. (Some links reside on the Louise Brooks Society website, while others exist elsewhere on the internet.) An * indicates that a copy of this citation is held in the archives of the LBS. If you know of additional citations, or can provide further information on the entries noted on this page, please contact the Louise Brooks Society via . If you would like to help find vintage newspaper reviews, please follow this link. This bibliography has been compiled by Thomas Gladysz, and was last updated in June 2007.

The Show-Off
released August 16, 1926

anonymous. "Two Kellys Help Make Film Show Off - George and Gregory." Minneapolis Journal, May 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Minneapolis, Minnesota newspaper

Tinee, Mae. "Ford Sterling Almost a Perfect Bumptious, Bombastic Show Off." Chicago Tribune, July 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- " . . . splendidly cast and acted." - Chicago, Illinois newspaper

Reel, Rob. "You'll Remember and Like Ford Sterling as Show Off." Chicago Evening American, July 27, 1926. (United States)
--- " . . . is well done, and a lot of fun. You ought to like it." - Chicago, Illinois newspaper

anonymous. "A Hit on the Stage; as Good on the Screen." Chicago Evening Post, July 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks and George Kelly also handle their parts most effectively." - review in Chicago, Illinois newspaper

Barrett, Wilton A. "The Show-Off." National Board of Review Magazine, August, 1926. (United States) *
--- full page review; "The rest of the cast . . . prove competent and give life-like performances. An uncommonly fine little picture, every foot of which is worth seeing, and so clearly told as not to need many of the subtitles that go with it, unusually good as these invariably are."

anonymous. "The Ritz." Tulsa Daily World, August 1, 1926. (United States) *
--- short article in Tulsa, Oklahoma newspaper

anonymous. "Lyceum." Duluth News Tribune, August 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Minneapolis, Minnesota newspaper

anonymous. "Offerings at Local Theaters." Washington Post, August 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, Claire MacDonlad and Gregory Kelly are well cast in the support." - Washington D.C. newspaper

anonymous. "Amusements." Washington Star, August 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is cast as something-or-other, but as usual is conspicuous for her figure, her dramatic ability being perhaps not so good." - Washington D.C. newspaper

C., J. "Stardom at Last for Ford Sterling." Washington Herald, August 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks played the role of Clara, all made over to suit her." - Washington D.C. newspaper

B., J. W. "Nothing Less Than Cheers For This." Washington Times, August 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Washington D.C. newspaper

Craig, Betty. "Entertaining Film Offered To Patrons of Local Houses." Denver Post, August 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Denver, Colorado newspaper

anonymous. "Famous Play on Screen." Boston Post, August 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. "Two New Films Hold Fans Interest." Los Angeles Evening Herald, August 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The cast includes Louise Brooks, who does a bit of excellent acting." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

Barnes, Eleanor. "Ford Sterling Is Cure for Ailments In Met Picture." Los Angeles Daily Illustrated News, August 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Los Angeles, California newspaper

Boyd, Leonard. "Ford Sterling Wins Laurels in 'Show-Off'." Los Angeles Examiner, August 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The balance of the cast, Louise Brooks, Gregory Kelly, C. W. Goodrich and Joseph Smalley, had parts which kept them well in the background a large part of the time." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

Harrison, P. S. "The Show Off - with Ford Sterling, Lois Wilson, Louise Brooks and Gregory Kelly." Harrison's Reports, August 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in trade publication; "Louise Brooks makes a good sweetheart of the heroine's brother; in the scenes where she is shown upbraiding the hero for having brought misery upon the heroine's family, she is very good."

Moulton, Herbert. "Sterling Shines in Show-Off." Los Angeles Times, August 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The sweetheart of the brother is played by Louise Brooks, who does well in a negligible role." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

Starr, Jimmy. "The Show-Off Is Most Human." Los Angeles Record, August 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "A Few Lines From a Movie Director." Boston Post, August 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- three caricatures (including Brooks) and text in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. "Empire Offers Sparkling Comedy." San Antonio Light, August 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in San Antonio, Texas newspaper

Hillman, Gordon. "Show Off Is Sparkling Film of Real Life." Boston Daily Advertiser, August 9, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks seems slightly insipid beside the brilliant characterizations of her more experienced fellows." - review in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

R. Jr., J. "A Four Flush." Dallas Morning News, August 9, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Dallas, Texas newspaper

B., R. S. "Films of the Week." Boston Evening Transcript, August 10, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. "The Show-Off at Metropolitan." Boston Globe, August 10, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Her little brother and his girl, played by Louise Brooks and Gregory Kelly, look like the modern youths. They don't act like them." - review in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. "The Show-Off at Metropolitan." Boston Herald, August 10, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is the Clara. The movie people decided that the unhappily married sister of the play was not suited to Louise, so the movie Clara turns up as a next-door neighbor, Joe's girl friend. Miss Brooks has little to do but wear form-revealing gowns and ever so often uteer a 'wise crack,' for all titles of this nature are put right in her mouth." - review in Boston, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. "Ford Sterling Is Riot of Fun At Metropolitan." Los Angeles Daily Illustrated News, August 10, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Los Angeles, California newspaper

anonymous. "Ford Sterling in The Show Off, at the Kettler Theatre Tuesday and Wednesday." Palm Beach Post, August 15, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Palm Beach, Florida newspaper

anonymous. "The Show Off." Wichita Beacon, August 15, 1926. (United States) *
--- full page illustrated article; Wichita, Kansas newspaper

anonymous. "Movie Version Of Show Off Is At Orpheum." Akron Beacon Journal, August 16, 1928. (United States) *
--- article in Akron, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "At the Des Moines." Des Moines Register, August 16, 1928. (United States) *
--- review in Des Moines, Iowa newspaper

anonymous. "Hilarious Comedy In Kelley Offering." Santa Monica Evening Outlook, August 16, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Santa Monica, California newspaper

anonymous. "Ford Sterling Is Seen In Real Sterling Performance." Venice Evening Vanguard, August 17, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Venice, California newspaper

anonymous. "Theaters: What the Press Agents Say." Santa Barbara Morning Press, August 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Santa Barbara, California newspaper

anonymous. "Parkway." Wisconsin State Journal, August 18, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Madison, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "Attractions at Theaters Tersely Told." Santa Barbara Daily News, August 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Santa Barbara, California newspaper

anonymous. "Theaters: What the Press Agents Say." Santa Barbara Morning Press, August 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- second article in Santa Barbara, California newspaper

anonymous. "Amusements." Bridgeport Telegram, August 20, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Bridgeport, Connecticut newspaper

anonymous. "Theaters: What the Press Agents Say." Santa Barbara Morning Press, August 20, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Santa Barbara, California newspaper

anonymous. "Theater und Musik." New Yorker Volkszeitung, August 20, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief write-up in German-language, New York City newspaper

anonymous. "Gregory Kelly PLays Leading Role in The Show Off." Indianapolis Times, August 21, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Indianapolis, Indiana newspaper

anonymous. "Show Off to Strut On National Screen." Stockton Daily Record, August 21, 1926. (United States) *
--- short article in Stockton, California newspaper

anonymous. "Moviegrams." Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune , August 21, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief article in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "The Show-Off at Strand." World-Herald, August 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief article in Omaha, Nebraska newspaper

anonymous. "Domestic Background For Picture at Strand." Dayton Journal, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Dayton, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "The Screen." Indianapolis Daily Star, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Though it is largely a one-man production, the rest of the cast has a chance to turn in some excellent biuts of acting." - review in Indianapolis, Indiana newspaper

anonymous. "The Show Off - Apollo." Indianapolis News, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Indianapolis, Indiana newspaper

anonymous. "The Show-Off Less Interesting as Photoplay Than on Stage." New York Post, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks as Clara has very little to do, but she made a charming picture." - New York City newspaper

author unknown. New York Graphic, August 23?, 1926. (United States)
--- article in New York City newspaper

C., M. M. "Ford Is It." Columbus Dispatch, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Columbus, Ohio newspaper

Hickman, Walter D. "Giving Place of Honor to The Show Off and to Fine Manners This Week." Indianapolis Times, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Indianapolis, Indiana newspaper

McNulty, John. "The Show-Off - You May Not Like It But It Is Good." Columbus Citizen, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks (the bold thing) is as luscious as can be."brief review in Columbus, Ohio newspaper

O., J. C. "The New Films." Brooklyn Daily Times, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

S., D. J. "Theaters & Movies." Ohio State Journal, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Columbus, Ohio newspaper

Star-News Critic. "All-Star Cast is Enjoyed at Strand." Pasadena Star-News, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Pasadena, California newspaper

T., A. "The New Film." The World, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- "A comedy of characterization, done with sharpness and feeling, has been evolved brightly out of George Kelly's The Show-Off by that tall young director, Malcolm St. Clair. A movie of more than just funny situations." - New York City newspaper

C., E. "Braggart Played by Ford Sterling." New York American, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Mal St. Clair and a competent cast can make a trifling plot into a witty picture. With a worth-while play to work on they've turned out a film quite as excellent." New York City newspaper

Cohen Jr., John S. "Picture Plays and Players." New York Sun, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Directed by Malcolm St. Clair, the film boasts of exceptional naturalistic acting on the part of Ford Sterling, Lois Wilson, Claire McDowell, C. W. Goodrich, Gregory Kelly and - in one sequence - Louise Brooks. . . . Miss Brooks is best in the scene where she burlesques the pantomine employed by Mr. Sterling to describe his automobile experience." - New York City newspaper

Cutler, Grace Cutler. "The Flickering Film." Brooklyn Daily Eagle, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief discussion in film column in New York City newspaper

Cutler, Grace Cutler. "The Cinema Circuit." Brooklyn Daily Eagle, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Excellent acting is done by the rest of the cast." - review in New York City newspaper

Divine, Charles. "Unreeling the Films." New York Telegram, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- "But nothing is gained by the close-ups of Joe and his girl, Clara - parts played without conviction by Gregory Kelly and Louise Brooks." - New York City newspaper

Hall, Mordaunt. "The Braggart." New York Times, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, an emphatic type, with her dark hair and eyes and straight eyebrows, is bound to be noticed. Her histrionic efforts in this picture, however, are negligible." - New York City newspaper

Herzog, Dorothy. "The Show Off." Daily Mirror, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks spitfires, prisses, oogles and calls it a day of heavy emoting. Miss Brooks is a distinct type, but she seems to suffer from ineffeciant direction and miscasting. She also appears a trifle rounded, for and aft, in this opera, but this may be due to her skin-tight dresses." - New York City newspaper

Pelswick, Rose. "New Pictures on Broadway." New York Evening Journal, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks is decorative as the girl next door." - New York City newspaper

Strauss, H. David. "George Kelly's The Show Off Opens at the Rivoli Theatre." Morning Telegraph, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The added character of the sweetheart next door is played by Louise Brooks, whose youth and beauty make up for her lack of warmth and spontaneity in characterization." - review was repeated in August 23rd edition; New York City newspaper

Thirer, Irene. "The Show-Off On Screen Beats Stage In Some Ways." Daily News, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, that pretty little thing drafted from the chorus to the movies, is absolutely lost. Just one close-up of her and Gregory Kelly lets you know she's in the movie at all." - New York City newspaper

Watts Jr., Richard. "Show-Off Preserves in Photoplay Much Of Original Charm." New York Herald Tribune, August 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, Gregory Kelly and C. W. Goodrich (here playing his original stage role) do well." - New York City newspaper

Rush. "The Show-Off." Variety, August 25, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks looks the part of the modern flapper type"

anonymous. "Olympic Theatre." Jewish Criterion, August 27, 1926. (United States) *
--- Louise Brooks is referenced in article in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania publication

anonymous. "The Show-Off Is True to Life American Comedy." Stockton Daily Record, August 27, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Stockton, California newspaper

anonymous. "Stage - Music - Photoplay." Detroit Saturday Night, August 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- short write-up in weekly Detroit, Michigan entertainment newspaper

anonymous. "The Show-Off Now at National." Stockton Daily Record, August 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief article in Stockton, California newspaper

anonymous. "The Show Off." Film Daily, August 29, 1926. (United States) *
--- capsule review; "Louise Brooks is an added attraction but her part in the story isn't important."

anonymous. "For Film Fans." Philadelphia Inquirer, August 29, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief article in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania newspaper

Hall, Mordaunt. "Phlegmatic Mr. Keaton Is a Stylist as Jester." New York Times, August 29, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in New York City newspaper

anonymous. "The New Movies in Review." Detroit News, August 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Gregory Kelly and Louise Brooks also appear prominently." - review in Detroit, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Show-Off at California." San Francisco Bulletin, August 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- " . . . one of the best comedies of the American screen." - San Francisco, California newspaper

anonymous. "The Show-Off Dramatizes Familiar American Type." Stockton Daily Record, August 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Stockton is enjoying Paramount's new comedy, The Show-Off, which concludes tomorrow night at the National theater." - brief review in Stockton, California newspaper

Bartels, Louis John. "Stage Show-Off Sees Screen Show Off and Applauds It." San Francisco Chronicle, August 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- review of the film by the actor who created the role of Aubrey Piper; the stage play was then in performance in San Francisco when the film opened; San Francisco, California newspaper

C., O. "The Current Cinema." New Yorker, August 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- short review

H., R. "Show-Off Is Merry." Detroit Times, August 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Detroit, Michigan newspaper

Jones, Idwal. "Sterling Plays The Show Off." San Francisco Examiner, August 30, 1926. (United States) *
---
Idwal Jones (1890 - 1964) was a well regarded journalist, novelist and writer on food; San Francisco, California newspaper

Krull, Don. "Out in Front." San Francisco Call and Post, August 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- " . . . Louise Brooks portraying Clara, the girl who marries Joe, also do good work." - San Francisco, California newspaper

Marsh, W. Ward. "The Show-Off." Cleveland Plain Dealer, August 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- short review in Cleveland, Ohio newspaper

McCormick, Ella H. "Reel Players." Detroit Free Press, August 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Detroit, Michigan newspaper

Swint, Curran D. "The Show Off at California." San Francisco News, August 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- "A romance has been developed between Joe Fisher, the inventor son, given a distinctive performance by Gregory Kelly, and girl next door, fetchingly portrayed by Louise Brooks." - San Francisco, California newspaper

anonymous. "The Show Off." Philadelphia Inquirer, August 31, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief review in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania newspaper

anonymous. "Photoplay Attractions on Local Screens This Week." Philadelphia Public Ledger, August 31, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Philadelphia, Pennslyvania newspaper

anonymous. "At Loew's Theatre." Toronto Globe, August 31, 1926. (Canada) *
--- brief article in Toronto, Ontario newspaper

anonymous. Screenland, September, 1926. (United States)
--- short review

anonymous. "New Pictures." Exhibitor's Herald, September 4, 1926. (United States) *
--- film synopsis in trade journal

anonymous. "The Show-Off Delightful Comedy." Hamilton Daily News, September 4, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Hamilton, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "Show-Off Human Farce at American." Oakland Post-Enquirer, September 4, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Oakland, California newspaper

anonymous. "The Show-Off to Be Attraction at the National." San Jose Evening News, September 4, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in San Jose, California newspaper

Chartier, Roy. "Film: The Show-Off." Billboard, September 4, 1926. (United States) *
--- " . . . has emerged considerably worse for the wear in its trip from the legit. to the silver screen."

Patton, Peggy. "Old Soak Ranks with Year's Best Films." Wisconsin News, September 4, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks, adds a dash of color to the offering with her daring personality." - brief article in Milwaukee, Wisconsin newspaper

anonymous. "The Show Off Now at Regent." Battle Creek Enquirer and Evening News, September 5, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Battle Creek, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Show-Off at Grand Central, Capitol and Lyric Skydome." St. Louis Globe-Democrat, September 5, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in St. Louis, Missouri newspaper

anonymous. "Ford Sterling Stars For Tonight Only at Hawaii: Plays In the Show Off." Honolulu Advertiser, September 5, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Honolulu, Territory of Hawaii newspaper

anonymous. "The Show-Off Is a Rollicking Comedy." Lansing State Journal, September 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- short review in Lansing, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "New Pictures." Time, September 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- capsule review; "The acting is excellent."

Aston, Frank. "Comedy of Home Seen in Show-Off." Cincinnati Post, September 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- "And henceforth and forever when we think of The Show-Off we shall picture Louise Brooks and her display of hosiery." - review in Cincinnati, Ohio newspaper

Feldkamp, Frances V. "Movie Reviews." St. Louise Globe-Democrat, September 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Adequate, but not outstanding support is given Sterling by Lois Wilson as Amy, Louise Brooks as Clara, Gregory Kelly as Joe, and Clara McDowell as the mother." - review in St. Louis, Missouri newspaper

Goldenburg, William Smith. "Photoplay Reviews." Cincinnati Enquirer, September 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Cincinnati, Ohio newspaper

Hughston, Josephine. "Ford Sterling Is Admirable in Play at the National." San Jose Mercury Herald, September 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Lois Wilson is the amiable and trusting little wife and Louise Brooks has the other principal feminine role as Brother Joe's sweetheart." - San Jose, California newspaper

Nie. "New Films." St. Louis Post-Dispatch, September 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief review in St. Louis, Missouri newspaper

Soanes, Wood. " 'The Show-Off' Shown on American Screen." Oakland Tribune, September 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- capsule review in film column; "Ford Sterling in the title role lives the part, ably supported by Lois Wilson, Louise Brooks and a well-balanced cast." - Oakland, California newspaper

Waldorf, Norman. "Cat Pajamas at California Show-Off Is Real Comedy Hit." Evening News, September 6, 1926. (United States) *
--- ". . . these are the reasons why The Show-Off is undoubtedly one of the biggest comedy hits of the year." - review in San Jose, California newspaper

anonymous. "Capable Acting Marks Show Off." Calgary Daily Herald, September 7, 1926. (Canada) *
--- review in Calgary, Alberta newspaper

anonymous. "Ford Sterling at Gladmer in The Show-Off." Lansing Capital News, September 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Lansing, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Royal Theatre Tonight." Cherryvale Republican, September 9, 1926. (United States) *
--- small front page item in Cherryvale, Kansas newspaper

anonymous. "The Show-Off, wuith Ford Sterling, Now at Capitol." Davenport Democrat And Leader, September 9, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Davenport, Iowa newspaper

anonymous. "Strand Picture Brings A Unique Plot to Screen." Cedar Rapids Tribune, September 10, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Cedar Rapids, Iowa newspaper

anonymous. "Pre-release Reviews of Features." Motion Picture News, September 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The picture is funnier than the play." - review, with five scene stills, in trade journal

Hanley, Thomas F. "The Show-Off One of Finest Comedies." Bakersfield Californian, September 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Bakersfield, California newspaper

Sargent, Epes W. "Ford Sterling Scores Heavily in Stage Success That Makes Thoroughly Enjoyable Audience Film." Moving Picture World, September 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in trade publication; "Louise Brooks, Gregory Kelly and C.W. Goodrich form the remaining members of the essential cast."

anonymous. "Photoplay Reviews." Democrat & Chronicle, September 13, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Rochester, New York newspaper

anonymous. "At the Theaters." Providence Journal, September 13, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Providence, Rhode Island newspaper

anonymous. "Rich Comedy in Show Off at Piccadilly." Rochester Evening Journal & Post Express, September 13, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Rochester, New York newspaper

Croughton, Amy H. "Screen News." Rochester Times-Union, September 13, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Rochester, New York newspaper

L., R. C. "The Show Off Is Sterling's Best Picture." Cedar Rapids Republican, September 13, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Cedar Rapids, Iowa newspaper

Sherwood, Robert E. "The Silent Drama." Life, September 16, 1926. (United States) *
--- "He has taken a simple play of average American life and made a genuinely tender, touching, sympathetic picture of it. . . . a worthy reproduction of a great comedy."

anonymous. "George Kelly's The Show Off Capitol feature This Evening." Hartford Courant, September 26, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Hartford, Connecticut newspaper

anonymous. "The Orpheum." Daily Courier, September 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Connellsville, Pennsylvania newspaper

anonymous. "Human Volcano on Capitol Stage." Hartford Daily Times, September 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Hartford, Connecticut newspaper

O., H. H. "Stage and Screen." Ann Arbor Times News, September 28, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks as Clara, her sister, almost runs away with the picture." - brief review in Ann Arbor, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Noted Comedian At Best in The Show Off." Santa Rosa Press Democrat, October 3, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Santa Rosa, California newspaper

anonymous. "Stage and Screen." Flint Journal, October 4, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks and Gregory Kelly acquit themselves with distinction." - review in Flint, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Show-Off Dramatizes Familiar American Type." Anderson Daily Bulletinl, October 7, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Anderson, Indiana newspaper

anonymous. "The Show Off to be Pictured at Antlers." Helena Independent, October 11, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Helena, Montana newspaper

anonymous. "Kid From West Philly." Chico Daily Enterprise, October 12, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief article in Chico, California newspaper

anonymous. "Ford Sterling in Show-Off." Sacramento Bee, October 13, 1926. (United States) *
--- short review in Sacramento, California newspaper

anonymous. "Capitol Screens The Show-Off." Sacramento Union, October 14, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The photoplay is a ascreen version of the famous satge play which ran for two years at the Playhouse in New York. Sterling's clever work is making a hit of the picture version." - Sacramento, California newspaper

K., K. T. "Asbestos." New Orleans Times-Picayune, October 15, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Louise Brooks looks like a seat for the Follies." - review in New Orleans, Louisiana newspaper

anonymous. "Rialto Screens Stage Comedy The Show Off." Atlanta Constitution, October 17, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

anonymous. "Many Stars Perform in The Show Off, Feature At Rialto During Week." Atlanta Georgian, October 17, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

anonymous. "Ford Sterling Comes In the Show Off." Modesto News-Herald, October 17, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Modesto, California newspaper

anonymous. "The Show Off Shows Modern Family Life." Modesto News-Herald, October 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Modesto, California newspaper

O., J. K. "The Show Off is Picture at Rialto." Atlanta Journal, October 19, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Atlanta, Georgia newspaper

anonymous. "Pictures Playing Atlanta This Week." Weekly Film Review, October 23, 1926. (United States) *
--- review; "Mr. Sterling is perfect in the role; the direction is excellent; the story is clever; the laughs are frequent . . . ." - Atlanta, Georgia trade journal

anonymous. "The Show-Off is True-to-Life American Comedy." The Bee, October 25, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Danville, Virginia newspaper

anonymous. "The Show Off and Frolic at Mosque." Newark Star-Eagle, October 25, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Lois Wilson is seen as the girl who believes in him, and Louise Brooks as the girl who doesn't." - review in Newark, New Jersey newspaper

anonymous. "The Show-Off - Comedy Drama." Motion Picture, November, 1926. (United States) *
--- capsule review with scene still; "The Show-Off is a dissappointment in that it has lost much of its transference from stage to screen."

anonymous. "Current Pictures in Brief Review." Oregon State Journal, November 1, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Portland, Oregon newspaper

anonymous. "Ford Sterling Has Role That Fits in the Show-Off Hero." Portland Oregonian, November 1, 1926. (United States) *
--- preview article in Portland, Oregon newspaper

anonymous. "At the Theaters." Daily Californian, November 1, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Brooks shows her usual abilty to portray character parts." - University of California, Berkeley student newspaper

anonymous. "The Show Off to Have Final Showing." Berkeley Daily Gazzette, November 2, 1926. (United States) *
--- "Lois Wilson, Louise Brooks, and Gregory Kelly acquit themselves with distinction." - Berkeley, California newspaper

anonymous. "Reviews of the Week." Kinematograph Weekly, November 4, 1926. (England) *
-- brief review; "Louise Brooks is good as the son's fiancee."

anonymous. "Stage and Screen." Kalamazoo Gazette, November 8, 1926. (United States) *
--- "The Show Off has caught the fancy of the town." - short review in Kalamazoo, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Show-Off is True to Life Comedy." Mansfield News, November 10, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Mansfield, Ohio newspaper

anonymous. "The Show Off." The Bioscope, November 11, 1926. (England) *
--- capsule review; "The rest of the cast is adequate without being in any way dustinguished."

Bahn, Chester B. "Sterling, Fine Show Off." Syracuse Herald, November 14, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Syracuse, New York newspaper

anonymous. "New Theater Attractions." Syracuse Post-Standard, November 15, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Syracuse, New York newspaper

anonymous. "Amusements." Fitchburg Sentinel, November 20, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Fitchburg, Massachusetts newspaper

anonymous. "Fargo." Fargo Forum, November 21, 1926. (United States) *
--- brief article in Fargo, North Dakota newspaper

R., M. E. "Good Film Version of The Show Off, Majestic." Grand Rapids Press, November 22, 1926. (United States) *
--- review in Grand Rapids, Michigan newspaper

anonymous. "Movie Notes." Chicago Heights Star, November 30, 1926. (United States) *
--- article in Chicago, Illinois-area newspaper

Lusk, Norbert. "The Screen in Review: We All Know Him." Picture-Play, December, 1926. (United States)
-- capsule review; "Lois Wilson tossed aside opportunities for shrewd characterization by wearing Paris frocks as a daughter of the Philadelphia poor. Louise Brooks, another little sister of poverty, likewise offended."

anonymous. "Philadelphians' Illusions Destroyed." Denton Journal, December 4, 1926. (United States) *
--- article about Lois Wilson and the making of The Show-Off; Denton, Maryland newspaper

anonymous. "Show Off to Strut on the McSwain Screen." Ada Evening News, February 4, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Ada, Oklahoma newspaper

anonymous. "The Show Off at Rex - Last Times Tonight." Daily Northwestern, February 5, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Oshkosh, Wisconsin newspaper

Sherwood, Robert. "The Film of the Month." McCall's, December, 1926. (United States) *
--- named a recommended film

Lane, Tamar. "Best Pictures and Performances of 1926." Film Mercury, December 10, 1926. (United States) *
--- named one of the best eight films of the year in film trade journal

anonymous. "Best Pictures and Performances of 1926." Film Mercury, December 10, 1926. (United States) *
--- named one of the best eight films of the year in film trade journal

anonymous. "Wonderland." Heimskringla, December 15, 1926. (Canada) *
--- brief article in Icelandic community newspaper based in Winnipeg, Manitoba

anonymous. "Vaudeville and Pictures at The Rialto." Lowell Sun, July 30, 1927. (United States) *
--- article in Lowell, Massachusetts newspaper

Overton, Grant. Mirrors of the Year, New York: Frederick A. Stokes Company, 1927. (United States) *
--- "a remarkable artistic achievement" - essay by Carl Hovey, "On the Hollywood Front," names The Show-Off one of the best films of 1926

Vincent, Carl. "Moi …." L’Indépendance Belge, December 14, 1927. (Belgium) *
--- "Louise Brooks, Lois Wilson, Gregory Killey l’entourent. L’une et l’autre jouent avec beaucoup d’aisance et de naturel."

anonymous. "Noticias y Gacetillas." El Imparcial, March 28, 1928. (Spain) *
--- brief write-up in Madrid newspaper

Soanes, Wood. " Curtain Calls: Old Book Recalls Stars of the Past." Oakland Tribune, March 14, 1940. (United States) *
--- "Ford Sterling, who died not so long ago in straightened circumstances, was getting his big chance in The Show-Off in 1926 with Lois Wilson and Louise Brooks in his support." - the film is referenced in article in Oakland, California newspaper

anonymous. "Film Notes - The Show Off." Pacific Film Archive, February 19, 1983. (United States)
--- brief program notes from the PFA Film Series entitled "Louise Brooks: A Rediscovered Silent and a New Documentary"

King, Susan. "These Faces Were Aces in Hollywood." Los Angeles Times, June 18, 1998. (United States) *
--- one of four video releases reviewed; "Though Brooks just has a supporting role, she manages to steal every scene she's in as the winsome next-door neighbor." - Los Angeles, California newspaper

Klepper, Robert. "The Show Off." Classic Images, July 1998. (United States)
--- review of video release

Johnson, Gary. "They Had Faces Then." Images, issue 6, 1999. (United States) *
--- one of four films reviewed

anonymous. "Videos." Seattle Times, September 30, 1999. (United States) *
--- "Ford Sterling stars as a nonstop windbag in the 1926 film version of George Kelly's play; Spencer Tracy played the role in the 1934 remake, and Red Skelton followed in the 1946 edition. Louise Brooks has a supporting role in this Paramount Pictures production, which was made one year after her movie debut in The Street of Forgotten Men. Northwest composer-conductor Timothy Brock, who recently presented his score for Sunrise at the Grand Illusion Theater, created the new stereo score." - brief review in Seattle, Washington newspaper

Erickson, Hal. "The Show-Off." All Movie Guide, circa 2000. (United States) *
--- capsule review on film website; "Critics in 1926 were amused by Ford Sterling but impressed by the coolly authoritative performance of up-and-coming Louise Brooks in a minor role."

Major, Wade. "Show Off." Boxoffice Magazine , 2001. (United States) *
--- review of the Image Entertainment The Show Off / The Plastic Age DVD


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