As an assistant director, Morehouse was never given onscreen credit, so the information in this
filmography derives from the Roach studio payroll summaries and information compiled by Rob Stone.
The studio payroll summaries begin to list names associated with the various production units starting
the week ending Aug. 5th. Morehouse is listed as the assistant director for the Our Gang unit, and continues to be listed
this way for the rest of the year. It's possible that he had been assistant director from the very beginning of the
series in January, but further evidence is needed to support this idea.
Morehouse continued to be listed as the Our Gang assistant director until the week ending Dec. 15th. He
also managed to direct for one day, handling retakes for "Sunday Calm" while Mark Goldaine directed the main
unit in "The Buccaneers." After his departure from the Our Gang unit, information on Morehouse dries up for
almost a year and a half.
Morehouse's name pops up again during the spring of this year, again as an assistant director, but now
with James Finlayson and Clyde Cook. During the latter part of this year, the name C. E. Morehouse appears in the
copyright deposits for three films made by First Division Pictures, all of which were directed by former Our Gang
writer/director Mark Goldaine. In this case, Goldaine is the director and Morehouse co-wrote the stories. Two of
these films are from the Hey Fellas! series. It seems likely that this Morehouse is the same as the Our Gang Morehouse.
Chasing The Chaser (assistant director)
July 5, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 1 reel - prod. D-88 - James Finlayson series
May 8, 1984 - Lang/Camellia City Telecasters - 93 mins. - TV documentary
Includes footage from "The Champeen!" and "The Big Show."
The Our Gang Story (archival)
1994 - Film Shows/GoodTimes - 120 min. - video documentary
Includes footage from "The Champeen!" "Giants Vs. Yanks" and "Dogs Of War!"
Hal Roach: The Lot Of Fun (archival)
June 27, 1998 - Film Preservation Associates/Kino Lorber - 133 min. - video documentary
Released on "Slapstick Encyclopedia Vol. 6."
Hollywoods Spaßfabrik - Als die Bilder Lachen lernten (archival)
May 29, 2014 - Exit Film-und Fernsehproduktion-ZDF/ARTE - 90 min. - TV documentary
Also released in English as Hal Roach - The Lot Of Fun: Where The Movies Learned To Laugh. Includes footage from "Yes, Yes,
Rob Stone's list spells Morehouse's last name as Moorehouse, which brings us to an actor named
Clarence Moorehouse, who seems to have been African-American, judging by some of his film roles. There is a remote
possibility that they are the same person, though this would mean a level of racial harmony unheard of even for the Roach
studio. The acting Clarence Moorehouse is known to have appeared in the 1928 Frankie Darro feature "The Circus
Kid," a 1930 Louise Fazenda two-reeler called "Pure And Simple," a 1933 Wheeler & Woolsey feature
called "So This Is Africa," a 1935 Charley Chase two-reeler called "Southern Exposure," and a 1941
feature called "Mr. Washington Goes To Town." This Clarence Moorehouse is listed separately in IMDb.
See anything that needs changing? Contact me at BtheW@aol.com.