Cast & Crew
A prologue compares the old West with that of the modern day. In the story, Hollis J. Hillington, the New York president of a Western railroad, and his son Jeff, a nut for Western legend and lore, are introduced. When three representatives from Bitter Creek, Arizona arrive to convince Hillington to run a line through their town, Hillington, hoping to cure Jeff of his obsession, sends him West to investigate. After Nell Larrabee suggests that the town disguise itself to be like the old West, so that Jeff will have a good time and report favorably to his father, they plan a fake train holdup and Indian raid, and secretly exchange Jeff's bullets for fake ones. When Steve Shelby, a crooked Indian agent, leads a real Indian raid and abducts Nell, Jeff, locked in the dance hall, kicks through the ceiling to his room above to get real bullets. He leads a victory over the Indians and rescues Nell, but decides that he has been a fool and goes home. Because Western romances always end in marriage, Jeff and Nell are next seen in Eastern garb in their mansion, which overlooks the Western plains.
J. W. Jones
Sam De Grasse
James Wharton James
This film was titled A Regular Guy, prior to its release. Some sources list writer-actor Horace B. Carpenter as Horace B. Carpenter. Ed Burns was formerly the foreman of Colonel Cody's Wyoming ranch. Wild and Woolly was Eileen Percy's first film. The film was shot in Arizona, Burbank, CA and the Lasky Hollywood studio. According to a production news item, Victor Fleming supervised all of the photography, which apparently involved more than one camera.