Mighty Like a Moose

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Mighty Like a Moose
Mighty Like a Moose FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Leo McCarey
Produced by Hal Roach
Written by Charley Chase
H. M. Walker
Starring Charley Chase
Cinematography Len Powers
Edited by Richard C. Currier
Distributed by Pathé Exchange
Release date
  • July 18, 1926 (1926-07-18)
Running time
23 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

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.[1]

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[2] and is routinely listed among the greatest of all silent comedy short subjects.[3] 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."[4][not in citation given]



  1. ^ Anthony, Brian and Edmonds, Andy (1998). Smile When the Raindrops Fall: The Story of Charley Chase. ISBN 0-8108-3377-8
  2. ^ Solan, Yair. "Mighty Like a Moose." The World of Charley Chase. http://charleychase.50webs.com/movient15.htm
  3. ^ Maltin, Leonard (1972). The Great Movie Shorts. Crown Publishers.
  4. ^ "National Film Registry 2007." http://www.loc.gov/film/nfr2007.html

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