The Chechahcos


Release Date 1924-05-12
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The Chechahcos

The Chechahcos is a 1924 silent film about the gold rush days in the Klondike. Chechahco, more commonly spelled cheechako, is a Chinook Jargon word for "newcomer", and the film focuses on a group of would-be prospectors sailing for Alaska. The film was directed by Lewis H. Moomaw and produced by Austin E. Lathrop, who himself was once a prospector. In 2003, this film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

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Actors & Characters

William Dills William Dills 'Horseshoe' Riley 'Horseshoe' Riley
Albert Van Antwerp Albert Van Antwerp Engineer Bob Dexter Engineer Bob Dexter
Eva Gordon Eva Gordon Mrs. Margaret Stanlaw Mrs. Margaret Stanlaw
Baby Margie Baby Margie Baby Ruth Stanlaw Baby Ruth Stanlaw
Alexis B. Luce Alexis B. Luce Gambler Richard Steele Gambler Richard Steele
Gladys Johnston Gladys Johnston Ruth Stanlaw Ruth Stanlaw


Herbert H. Brownell Cinematography
Raymond Johnson Cinematography
Lewis H. Moomaw Director
Harvey Gates Writer