Her Wild Oat

Her Wild Oat

A FILM BY: Marshall Neilan
WRITTEN BY: Gerald C. Duffy
STARRING: Colleen Moore, Larry Kent, Hallam Cooley

Featuring a live musical scored performed by Music Box House Organist Dennis Scott

Chicago International Film Festival Co-Founder Colleen Moore stars as “Mary Lou Smith, orphan – whose father left her a lunch wagon, a dog, and a lot of ambition.” When the love of her life goes to Plymouth Beach for vacation, she follows him and impersonates a duchess to win his heart. Thought to be lost for decades, HER WILD OAT screens in a restoration from the Academy Film Archive, reconstructed from a print found in the Czech National Film Archive. 

The film will be introduced by film historian Joe Yranski, who has been working to restore all of Colleen Moore's films, many of which were previously thought to be completely lost.

35mm print from the Academy Film Archive

Technical Information

Production Year: 1927
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 70 mins
Format: 35mm