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The Show
(1927) American
B&W : Feature film
Directed by Tod Browning

Cast: John Gilbert [Cock Robin], Renée Adorée [Salome], Lionel Barrymore [the Greek], Edward Connelly [the soldier], Gertrude Short [Lena Driskai], Andy Mac Lennan (Andy MacLennan) [the ferret]; [?] ? [the blind man], [?] ? [Konrad Driskai, Lena’s father], Zalla Zarana [Zela, the half-lady], Edna Tichenor [Arachnida, the human spider], Betty Boyd [Neptuna, the queen of the mermaids], Agostino Borgato [the snake oil salesman], Bobby Mack [a sideshow spectator], Polly Moran [a sideshow spectator], Barbara Bozoky, Jules Cowles, Jacqueline Gadsden, Cecil Holland, Ida May, Francis Powers, Billy Seay, Dorothy Seay, Dorothy Sebastian

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Screen play (scenario) by Waldemar Young, from the novel The Day of Souls by Charles Tenny Jackson (Charles Tenney Jackson). Settings (production design) by Cedric Gibbons and Richard Day. Wardrobe (costume design) by Lucia Coulter. Photographed (cinematography) by John Arnold. Titles (intertitles) by Joe Farnham (Joseph Farnham). Film editor (edited by) Errol Taggart. / Released 22 January 1927. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / Silent film.

Drama.

Survival status: Print exists in the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists film archive [35mm positive]; and in the International Museum of Photography and Film at George Eastman House film archive [35mm positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Animals: Sheep - Blind persons - Carnivals: Side shows - Crime - Dance: Dancers - Death: Hangings, Murder - Deception - Dressing rooms - Flirting - Gallows - Hungary: Budapest - Jealousy - Law: Enforcement: Police: Policemen - Mirrors - Money - Parades - Photography: Cameras, Photographers, Portraits (Novelty) - Prisons - Prostitutes - Reptiles: Lizards (Poisonous), Snakes - Restaurants - Tobacco: Cigarettes - Villages - Weapons: Guns (Lugers), Knives (Switchblades)

Listing updated: 2 December 2012.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Eames-MGM p. 35; Limbacher-Feature p. 222; McCaffrey-Guide pp. 18, 19; MoPicAlmanac-1929 p. 11; Sweeney-Coming p. 110; Weaver-Twenty pp. 28, 143 : Website-GEH; Website-IMDb.

Home video: DVD.

 
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