The Theatre: New Plays: Feb. 18, 1924

The Show-Off. The glib title character is known to all of us, is part of most of us. So intent is he on making a good impression that he generally creates a bad one. He does not realize that people would concede him something in return for a larger concession of silence by him. He buys a $28 overcoat on a $32 salary, sweeps a girl off into matrimony in spite of her family, brings her back to live with her mother, penniless, in the same grand manner.

Borrowing a friend's automobile, he...

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