The Strong Man

The Strong Man
Theatrical poster
Directed byFrank Capra
Produced byHarry Langdon
Written byArthur Ripley
StarringHarry Langdon
Priscilla Bonner
Music byCarl Davis (1985)
(orchestration: Kevin Townend)
CinematographyGlenn Kershner
Elgin Lessley
Edited byHarold Young
Arthur Ripley
Harry Langdon Corporation
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Kino Video (Home video release)
Release date
  • September 19, 1926 (1926-09-19) (United States)
Running time
75 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles

The Strong Man is a 1926 American comedy silent film starring Harry Langdon and directed by Frank Capra in his feature-length directorial debut.[1]

Along with Tramp, Tramp, Tramp, The Strong Man is Langdon's best known film. Capra would also direct Langdon's next feature, Long Pants (1927), which would be their final collaboration.


Paul Bergot (Harry Langdon) is a Belgian immigrant to the United States who has fallen in love with Mary Brown (Priscilla Bonner), a blind woman. They met as pen-pals when he was fighting in Europe during World War I. Mary even sent Paul a photo of her.

Paul searches for Mary Brown by asking every woman he meets if she is Mary Brown. By accident he rescues her town from crooks and bootleggers.

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