What's the World Coming To?

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What's the World Coming To?
Hal Roach presents Clyde Cook, 1926.jpg
Directed by Richard Wallace
Written by Stan Laurel
Frank Terry
Hal Yates
Produced by Hal Roach
Starring Clyde Cook
CinematographyGlen Carrier
Distributed by Pathé Exchange
Release date
  • January 17, 1926 (1926-01-17)
Running time
2 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

What's the World Coming To? is a 1926 American silent comedy film directed by Richard Wallace and starring Clyde Cook. [1] [2] [3] [4] The film's 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 Pathé 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.