Duration Running time1h 27m Story byLewis H. Moomaw
WriterLewis H. Moomaw (story) Initial releaseMay 12, 1924 (New York City) CastWilliam Dills ('Horseshoe' Riley), Albert Van Antwerp (Bob Dexter), Eva Gordon (Margaret Stanlaw) Similar moviesStark Love (1927), Smart Alecks (1942), Mr Wise Guy (1942), The Corpse Vanishes (1942), The Terror (1928)
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.