The Showdown (1928 film)

The Showdown is a 1928 silent American drama film directed by Victor Schertzinger and starring Evelyn Brent. The film is preserved at the Library of Congress.[1] In 2013 the Library of Congress print was shown at Capitolfest at Rome, New York.[2]

The Showdown
Directed byVictor Schertzinger
Written byEthel Doherty
Hope Loring
Houston Branch (play Wildcat)
StarringEvelyn Brent
CinematographyVictor Milner
Edited byGeorge Nichols Jr.
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • February 25, 1928 (1928-02-25)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States


A group of Westerners seek oil in Latin America, fighting over their claims and the local prostitute. When glamorous Sibyl (Brent) appears, "Lucky" Cardan (Bancroft) warns her that no woman can stay "decent" in "this country".



  1. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, p.165 c.1978 by The American Film Institute
  2. ^ "Silent Era: The Showdown". Retrieved September 24, 2011.

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