Going Wild (1930)

68 mins | Comedy | 21 December 1930

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HISTORY

A French-language version of Going Wild, L'aviateur, was directed by William A. Seiter and starred Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Jeanne Helbling (see entry). The 1929 Warner Bros. production, The Aviator, also was based on the James H. Montgomery play. That film was directed by Roy Del Ruth and starred Edward Everett Horton and Patsy Ruth Miller (see entries).
       Going Wild was booked into the Warner Bros.' luxurious new Warner San Pedro Theatre for its 20 Jan 1921 opening, according to the 4 Jun 2017 LAT. The theater, located at 478 W. 6th Street in San Pedro, CA, was later restored and was still a film venue in 2017. ...

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A French-language version of Going Wild, L'aviateur, was directed by William A. Seiter and starred Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Jeanne Helbling (see entry). The 1929 Warner Bros. production, The Aviator, also was based on the James H. Montgomery play. That film was directed by Roy Del Ruth and starred Edward Everett Horton and Patsy Ruth Miller (see entries).
       Going Wild was booked into the Warner Bros.' luxurious new Warner San Pedro Theatre for its 20 Jan 1921 opening, according to the 4 Jun 2017 LAT. The theater, located at 478 W. 6th Street in San Pedro, CA, was later restored and was still a film venue in 2017.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
1 Feb 1931
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Los Angeles Times
4 Jun 2017
Calendar, p. 17
New York Times
26 Jan 1931
p. 21
Variety
28 Jan 1931
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CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOUND
Joseph Kane
Rec eng
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Aviator by James H. Montgomery (New York, 6 Dec 1910).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 December 1930
Premiere Information:
San Pedro, CA opening: 20 Jan 1931
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
First National Pictures, Inc.
27 December 1930
LP1897
Physical Properties:
Sound
Vitaphone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
68
Length(in feet):
6,486
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

A series of coincidences (Rollo Smith's and Jack Lane's stowing away in Robert Story's compartment for lack of train fare, Peggy's efforts to vamp Story, and May Bunch's determination to make Story "do right" by her sister) result in Rollo's being mistaken for Story, a famous aviator. Pleased with the admiration he receives, Rollo accepts the situation and finds himself involved in an air race and a $25,000 wager with Ace Benton. Peggy substitutes herself for the mechanic who was to help Rollo fly the plane, and the pair drive Benton out of the sky with their wild gyrations. Unable to land, Peggy accidentally pulls the parachute ring, and they safely float to earth while Rollo ...

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A series of coincidences (Rollo Smith's and Jack Lane's stowing away in Robert Story's compartment for lack of train fare, Peggy's efforts to vamp Story, and May Bunch's determination to make Story "do right" by her sister) result in Rollo's being mistaken for Story, a famous aviator. Pleased with the admiration he receives, Rollo accepts the situation and finds himself involved in an air race and a $25,000 wager with Ace Benton. Peggy substitutes herself for the mechanic who was to help Rollo fly the plane, and the pair drive Benton out of the sky with their wild gyrations. Unable to land, Peggy accidentally pulls the parachute ring, and they safely float to earth while Rollo proposes.

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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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