Love Makes 'Em Wild (1927)

Comedy | 6 March 1927

Director:

Albert Ray

Writer:

Harold Shumate

Cinematographer:

Chester Lyons

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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HISTORY

The Feb 1927 Photoplay reported that Albert Ray was directing Willie the Worm, the working title of Love Makes 'Em Wild.
       Some contemporary reviews stated that the quack doctor told "Willie Angle" that he had six months to live. ...

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The Feb 1927 Photoplay reported that Albert Ray was directing Willie the Worm, the working title of Love Makes 'Em Wild.
       Some contemporary reviews stated that the quack doctor told "Willie Angle" that he had six months to live.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Cairns Post (Australia)
23 Feb 1928
p. 3
Film Daily
3 Apr 1927
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Moving Picture World
19 Mar 1927
p. 213
Photoplay
Feb 1927
p. 106
Variety
9 Mar 1927
p. 17
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Willie the Worm" by Florence Ryerson in American Magazine (Sep 1926).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Willie the Worm
Release Date:
6 March 1927
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Fox Film Corp.
13 March 1927
LP23833
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,508
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

When overly anxious and meek clerk Willie Angle, who keeps a record of everyone who has bullied him at the office, visits a doctor, he is told that he only has two weeks to live. Unknown to Willie, the doctor is a quack, who is only after his money. Believing the diagnosis, Willie decides to change his life by spending his $4,000 life savings to move into the Ritz with his pal. Soon after, Mary O'Shane, a stenographer at his office, visits him at the Ritz and so inspires Willie that he begins to settle old scores with his fists. After a brawl sends Willie to a real doctor, the physician informs him that the only problem with his heart is love sickness. Now a changed man, Willie decides to wed ...

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When overly anxious and meek clerk Willie Angle, who keeps a record of everyone who has bullied him at the office, visits a doctor, he is told that he only has two weeks to live. Unknown to Willie, the doctor is a quack, who is only after his money. Believing the diagnosis, Willie decides to change his life by spending his $4,000 life savings to move into the Ritz with his pal. Soon after, Mary O'Shane, a stenographer at his office, visits him at the Ritz and so inspires Willie that he begins to settle old scores with his fists. After a brawl sends Willie to a real doctor, the physician informs him that the only problem with his heart is love sickness. Now a changed man, Willie decides to wed Mary.


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