Cinema: Show-Off

THE ONE AND ONLY

Directed by Carl Reiner

Screenplay by Steve Gordon

On the football field he fakes injury, mostly to draw the sympathetic cheers of the crowd. In the school play he insists on proving that there are no small parts, only small actors, thereby disrupting the show by turning a bit role in a tragedy into a major comic turn. On a date, he insists on loudly crooning Getting to Know You into the ear of his companion—in a crowded, stuffy restaurant.

In short, Andy Schmidt is a showoff, a permanent elbow in the eye...

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