DirectorLeo McCarey Initial DVD releaseAugust 3, 2004 (USA) Duration CountryUnited States
English intertitles Release dateJuly 18, 1926 (1926-07-18) Initial releaseJune 21, 1926 (New York City) CastCharley Chase (Mr. Moose - The Husband), Vivien Oakland (Mrs. Moose - The Wife), Ann Howe (The Radio Girl - The Mooses' Maid), Charles Clary (Dentist), Gale Henry (Wallflower at Party), Malcolm Denny (Gigolo at Party) Similar moviesRelated Leo McCarey movies
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Mighty Like a Moose (1926) is a Charley Chase short silent film that was directed by Leo McCarey. It was released on July 18, 1926.
In this short silent comedy, a homely husband and his equally unsightly wife improve their looks with plastic surgery without telling each other. The two later meet, and not recognizing each other, begin to flirt, both thinking they are cheating on their spouse. The film is representative of Chase's adroit blend of farce, surrealism, and sight gags.
This two-reel short comedy is considered by some scholars to be Chase's finest silent film and is routinely listed among the greatest of all silent comedy short subjects. In 2007, Mighty Like A Moose was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, which recognizes American films deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."