It's the Old Army Game

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It's the Old Army Game
Directed by A. Edward Sutherland
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
William LeBaron (associate producer)
Written by Joseph P. McEvoy (story)
William LeBaron (story)
Thomas J. Geraghty (scenario)
J. Clarkson Miller (scenario)
Starring W. C. Fields
Louise Brooks
Cinematography Alvin Wyckoff
Edited by Thomas J. Geraghty
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) May 24, 1926 (premiere)
July 11, 1926 (USA)
Running time 7 reels
Country United States
Language Silent film
(English intertitles)

It's the Old Army Game (1926) is a silent film comedy starring W. C. Fields and Louise Brooks.

Production background[edit]

The film was directed by A. Edward Sutherland, billed as Eddie Sutherland, and co-stars Sutherland's aunt, the stage actress Blanche Ring in one of her few silent film appearances. The film is based on an original screen story by Fields based on several skits from his stage plays. Sutherland and Brooks married in June 1926, and divorced in June 1928.

The film was shot at Paramount's Astoria Studios facility in Astoria, Queens and in Manhattan, and is preserved complete in the Library of Congress.[1] [2] [3]



  1. ^ It's the Old Army Game at
  2. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films:1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c. 1971
  3. ^ Catalog of Holdings, The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artist Collection at The Library of Congress by The American Film Institute, c.1978

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