Mighty Like a Moose
|Mighty Like a Moose|
|Directed by||Leo McCarey|
|Produced by||Hal Roach|
|Written by||Charley Chase
H. M. Walker
|Editing by||Richard C. Currier|
|Release dates||18 July 1926|
|Running time||23 minutes|
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."
- Charley Chase as Mr. Moose
- Vivien Oakland as Mrs. Moose
- Gale Henry as Wallflower at Party
- Charles Clary as Dentist
- Ann Howe as The Mooses' Maid
- Malcolm Denny as Gigolo at Party
- Anthony, Brian and Edmonds, Andy (1998). Smile When the Raindrops Fall: The Story of Charley Chase. ISBN 0-8108-3377-8
- Solan, Yair. "The Ultimate Charley Chase Film: A Look at the Classic Mighty Like a Moose." The World of Charley Chase. http://charleychase.50webs.com/movient15.htm
- Maltin, Leonard (1972). The Great Movie Shorts. Crown Publishers.
- "National Film Registry 2007." http://www.loc.gov/film/nfr2007.html