The Show (1927) DVD5
John Gilbert plays Cock Robin in this very archetypal Tod Browning melodrama. Robin is a showman whose act includes having his head chopped off and whose show includes a mermaid, a woman's head pinned on a spider web and the living hand of Cleopatra, which conveniently collects the tickets of the patrons. Lionel Barrymore is an evil character named the Greek, who tries to pin a murder he commits out of greed, on Robin, who despite being innocent is a rough, energetic man who looks out for himself first. Robin's girl named Salome, well-played by Renee Adoree, is not quite the unsympathetic vamp he thinks her to be. She has a secret that will in the end lead him to a true purpose for his life.

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:16:05 | 4.17 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English intertitles
Subtitles: none
Genre: Drama, Silent

Director: Tod Browning
Cast: John Gilbert, Renee Adoree, Lionel Barrymore, Edward Connelly
Country: USA

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