Running Wild (1927)

Directed by Gregory La Cava

Year: 1927
Running Time: 67
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Comedy, Silent
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Running Wild (1927)

Cast
W. C. Fields
Mary Brian
Marie Shotwell
Claude Buchanan
Frederick Burton
Barnett Raskin

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Directed by Gregory La Cava


A browbeaten W.C. Fields gains the roaring courage of a lion thanks to a vaudeville hypnotist in RUNNING WILD (1927), a raucously funny silent comedy. Fields Stars as Elmer Finch, a meek accountant nagged by his wife, harassed by his children, and awed by his boss. After he accidentally throws a horseshoe through a window, the cops are on his tail, and a suitably ridiculous chain of events puts him under the thrall of hypnosis, where he believes himself to be a lion. With newly leonine strength he visits all those who shamed and bullied him, and tries to get a raise in the process. Written and directed by the legendarily witty Gregory La Cava (My May Godfrey), RUNNING WILD is a non-stop laugh riot.

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