Mighty Like a Moose (1926)

TV-G  |   |  Family, Short, Comedy  |  18 July 1926 (USA)
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After a homely married couple separately undergo plastic surgery, they unwittingly plan an extramarital affair with each other.



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Complete credited cast:
Mr. Moose - The Husband
Vivien Oakland ...
Mrs. Moose - The Wife
Ann Howe ...
The Radio Girl - The Mooses' Maid
Charles Clary ...
Gale Henry ...
Wallflower at Party
Malcolm Denny ...
Gigolo at Party
Buddy the Dog ...
The Mooses' Dog (as 'Buddy')


Mr. and Mrs. Moose are not pretty. But after he has his teeth fixed and she has her nose done they look great. They meet by accident and don't recognize each other. They make plans for an illicit rendezvous, both nervous about stepping out on their spouses, but happy to feel attractive for the first time. The only problem: how to keep the spouse from finding out. Written by Anonymous

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18 July 1926 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Le mari à double face  »

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1.33 : 1
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Very Enjoyable
12 February 2004 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

For all its silliness, "Mighty Like A Moose" is a very enjoyable feature, and has almost everything you could ask for in a short silent comedy. The premise, beginning with a mix-up between a married couple played by Charley Chase and Vivien Oakland, is goofy, but it's amusing and has potential. From there, the script makes good use of the possibilities, the two stars bring it off well, and Gale Henry also helps out in one funny scene. There's lots of activity, very little of it plausible, but all of it paced nicely, with a number of entertaining details.

The climactic sequence is very good. There are other movies from the era that tried something similar, but this one is especially well-crafted and humorous. It all fits together well, and is well worth watching if you enjoy silent comedies.

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