Running Wild (1927 film)

Running Wild is a 1927 American silent comedy film featuring W. C. Fields in a film built around his unique talents.

Running Wild
Film poster
Directed byGregory La Cava
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Gregory La Cava
William Le Baron
Carl Laemmle, Jr.
Written byGregory La Cava (original screen story)
Roy Briant (scenario & intertitles)
StarringW. C. Fields
CinematographyPaul Vogel
Edited byRalph Block
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
June 11, 1927
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Preservation status

The film was directed by Gregory La Cava and is preserved at the Library of Congress. It also received, along with several other Paramount titles, wide distribution on VHS tape in 1987 in celebration of Paramount's 75th anniversary 1912-1987.[1][2] Restored blu-ray released by Kino in 2018. The movie was filmed at Paramount's Astoria Studios in Queens, New York.



  1. Progressive Silent Film List: Running Wild at
  2. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
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