It's the Old Army Game

W.C. Fields plays Elmer Prettywillie, a druggist kept awake by clamorous garbage collectors, a nosy woman seeking a 2-cent stamp, bogus land deals, and phony fortunes.


It's the Old Army Game

Directed by A. Edward Sutherland

Year: 1926
Running Time: 75
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
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It's the Old Army Game

Cast
W. C. Fields
Louise Brooks
Blanche Ring
William Gaxton
Mary Foy
Mickey Bennett

Crew
Directed by A. Edward Sutherland


It’s the Old Army Game (1926) is an uproarious silent comedy in which the inimitable W.C. Fields finds it impossible to get some sleep. It was the fourth film in which Fields appeared, but the first over which he had some control, as it was adapted from his own stage play. Co-starring Louise Brooks (also in her fourth feature), and directed with verve by A. Edward Sutherland, It’s the Old Army Game is a non-stop comedy of errors. Fields plays Elmer Prettywillie, a druggist kept awake by clamorous garbage collectors, a nosy woman seeking a 2-cent stamp, bogus land deals, and phony fortunes.

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