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Running Wild

Street Date:
March 13th, 2018
Movie Release Year:
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United States
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W.C. Fields, Marie Shotwell, Mary Brian, Claude Buchanan, and Frederick Burton


Gregory La Cava

Plot Synopsis:

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.

Technical Specs

  • Mastered in 2K from 35mm film elements preserved by The Library of Congress


  • Audio commentary by film historian James L. Neibaur, author of The W.C. Fields Films
  • New score by Donald Sosin