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The Chechahcos

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Genre  Adventure, Drama
Director  Lewis H. Moomaw
Screenplay  Harvey Gates
6.8/10 IMDb

Duration  
Running time  1h 27m
Story by  Lewis H. Moomaw
The Chechahcos National Film Preservation Foundation The Chechahcos 1924

Writer  Lewis H. Moomaw (story)
Initial release  May 12, 1924 (New York City)
Cast  William Dills ('Horseshoe' Riley), Albert Van Antwerp (Bob Dexter), Eva Gordon (Margaret Stanlaw)
Similar movies  Stark 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.

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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.

References

The Chechahcos Wikipedia
The Chechahcos IMDb The Chechahcos themoviedb.org


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