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What's the World Coming To?

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What's the World Coming To?
Directed byRichard Wallace
Produced byHal Roach
Written byStan Laurel
Frank Terry
Hal Yates
StarringClyde Cook
CinematographyGlen Carrier
Distributed byPathe Exchange
Release date
  • January 17, 1926 (1926-01-17)
CountryUnited States
LanguagesSilent film
English intertitles

What's the World Coming To? is a 1926 American silent film starring Clyde Cook.[1][2][3][4] The working title was Furious Future.[5] A restoration of the film was completed in September 2015 as a collaboration between Carleton University, New York University, and the San Francisco Silent Film Festival.[6]


Set 100 years in the future, women dominate society and men are the "weaker" sex, assuming the stereotypical roles of pampered women. A stay-at-home husband of a well-off successful businesswoman, Billie, is cheating on her. Another dominant woman tries to seduce Cook, but a ruckus breaks out when Billie returns home and finds the two flirting.


See also


  1. ^ "What's the World Coming To". Exhibitors Trade Review. January 9, 1926. p. 18. Retrieved February 21, 2020.
  2. ^ "What's the World Coming To?". The Film Daily. January 10, 1926. p. 11. Retrieved February 21, 2020.
  3. ^ "Many Subjects on Pathe List: Alice Day, Clyde Cook Featured in Comedies for Third Laugh Week". Motion Picture News. January 16, 1926. Retrieved February 21, 2020.
  4. ^ Johnston, Edw. G. (January 23, 1926). "What's the World Coming To?". Motion Picture News. Retrieved February 21, 2020.
  5. ^ "Eileen Percy, Stuart Holmes to Support Clyde Cook in Pathe Comedy". Exhibitors Trade Review. December 12, 1925. p. 36. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  6. ^ "What's the World Coming To?". San Francisco Silent Film Festival. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
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