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Release Date:
18 July 1926 (USA) See more »
After a homely married couple separately undergo plastic surgery, they unwittingly plan an extramarital affair with each other. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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One of the TEN funniest silent two reel comedies ever made! See more (9 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Charley 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
Buddy the Dog ... The Mooses' Dog (as 'Buddy')
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Bowen ... Harp Player (uncredited)
Charlie Hall ... Shoe Shine Man (uncredited)
Kenneth McMillan ... One of the Boys (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... Nose Doctor (uncredited)

Directed by
Leo McCarey 
Writing credits
H.M. Walker (titles)

Charley Chase  uncredited

Produced by
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Robert Israel (1998 new score)
Cinematography by
Len Powers (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier (edited by) (as Richard Currier)
Music Department
Brian Collins .... musician: clarinet
Susan Hall .... score compiler
Kevin Johnson .... musician: cello
Dawn Kramer .... musician: trumpet
Rodney Sauer .... musician: piano
Rodney Sauer .... score compiler
Britt Swenson .... musician: violin
Other crew
F. Richard Jones .... supervising director
Gabe Asarian .... thank you (2005)
Amanda Casselton .... thank you (2005)
Cindy Casselton .... thank you (2005)
Hannah Casselton .... thank you (2005)
Annette Daniels .... thank you (2005)
Scott De Laney .... thank you (2005)
Fred DeCroce .... thank you (2005)
Adam Doros .... thank you (2005)
Bruce Goldstein .... thank you (2005)
David Graveen .... thank you (2005)
Steven Higgens .... thanks: Museum of Modern Art (2005)
Lee Krugman .... thanks: Krugman Associates (2005)
Frank Lisciandro .... thank you (2005)
Patrick Loughney .... thank you: Library of Congress (2005)
Mike Mashon .... thank you: Library of Congress (2005)
David Packard .... thanks: Stanford Theatre Foundation (2005)
Richard Roberts .... thank you (2005)
Cindi Rowell .... thank you (2005)
Ira Schweitzer .... thank you (2005)
Margaret Shagalski .... thank you (2005)
Charles Tabesh .... thank you: Turner Classic Movies (2005)
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
22 min (Milestone print) (2005)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
One of the TEN funniest silent two reel comedies ever made!, 14 September 1999
Author: Stan16mm from Hollywood, California

From start to finish, this 1926 classic two reeler from the Hal Roach Studios seems to sum up what was fun about the 20's. It stars the now forgotten comic genius, Charley Chase and was directed by the legendary Leo McCarey, who was unknown then but would earn his keep with Roach and graduate to greener pastures in the 30's and 40's. Recently released onto video and disc, this is one of the ten best examples of silent screen comedy and should be seen by audiences of all ages. Although today his star has virtually diminished, Charley Chase was considered the leader in the short subject comedy field in the waning years of the silents. He helped the careers of Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy before they were brought together as a team, Leo McCarey and a host of other talents. It is a shame that he is all but remembered today. Check out this little gem of a film. Once you do, you will be seeking out other films from this classic comic. He had his hand in over 300 films and many of them survive. Rediscover this lost giant of a film from a bygone era and its giant star.

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