The Show-Off (1946)

The Show-Off (1946)





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Previously filmed in 1926 and 1934, George Kelly's venerable stage comedy The Show-Off was dusted off as a Red Skelton vehicle in 1946. Skelton is well cast as Aubrey Piper, an inveterate braggart who sorely annoys the family of his wife Amy (Marilyn Maxwell). All talk but no action, Piper gets Amy's family involved in one foredoomed get-rich-quick scheme after another. Through a fluke, the show-off actually makes good towards the end, but though he realizes that he could never have done so without his wife's help he insists upon blowing his own horn well past the fadeout and "end" credits. Only Skelton's inherent likeability saves Aubrey Piper from being a thoroughly obnoxious blowhard. Featured in the cast of The Show-Off is Eddie "Rochester" Anderson, who is given surprisingly little to do.
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Red Skelton
as Aubrey Piper
Marilyn Maxwell
as Amy Fisher
Marjorie Main
as Mrs. Fisher
Virginia O'Brien
as Hortense
George Cleveland
as Mr. Fisher
Leon Ames
as Frank Hyland
Marshall Thompson
as Joe Fisher
Jacqueline White
as Clara Hyland
Wilson Wood
as Horace Adams
Emory Parnell
as Appleton
Charles Lane
as Quiz Master
Grady Sutton
as Mr. Hotchkiss
Frank Orth
as Kopec
Jo Gilbert
as Woman
Francis Pierlot
as Judge Ederman
Russell Hicks
as Thorbison
Ida Moore
as Mrs. Ascot
Pat McVey
as Officer
Byron Foulger
as Jenkins
Kitty Murray
as Rochester's Girl Friend
John Tyers
as Producer
Patrick McVey
as Officer
Tim Hawkins
as Little Boy
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All Critics (1)

There's nothing to show-off about this unfunny obnoxious comedy-romance.

Full Review… | July 18, 2005
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