The Potters (film)

The Potters is a lost[1] 1927 American silent comedy film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by Fred C. Newmeyer and starred comedian W. C. Fields. It is based on a play by J. P. McElvoy which had a respectable run on Broadway in the 1923-24 season.[2][3][4]

The Potters
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Lobby card
Directed byFred C. Newmeyer
Ray Lissner (assistant)
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
Written byRay Harris (adaptation)
J. Clarkson Miller
Sam Mintz (adaptation)
Based onThe Potters
by J. P. McElvoy
StarringW. C. Fields
CinematographyPaul Vogel
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • January 15, 1927 (1927-01-15)
Running time
71 minutes; 7 reels (6,680 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)



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