C. H. Roach
name: Charles H. Roach
died early 1936
C. H. Roach was the father of studio head Hal Roach, and served as secretary-treasurer for roughly
eighteen years. Because of this, he had at least a casual involvement in all of the studio's output during his tenure,
including all of the Our Gang films made up until the first half of 1936. Admittedly, there isn't much to this
filmography, since "Dad" Roach apparently never received onscreen credit.
With the departure of Dwight Whiting on April 4th, the job of secretary-treasurer of the Rolin Film
Company went to C. H. Roach, the father of company boss.
- 34. The Big Town (use of name)
- Jan. 11, 1925 - Roach/Pathé - 2 reels - prod. A-34 - Our Gang series
- Filmed Sep. 22 to Oct. 2, 1924. ©Dec. 9, 1924. The telegram shown in the film is from C. H. Roach. The kids hail
from Elmira, New York, the hometown of the Roach family, which is where the telegram comes from.
Roach died during the first half of this year. This would have happened sometime after March 7th, the date
on which Roach signed Spanky McFarland's latest contract.
©Apr. 6, 2007, by Robert Demoss.
2007 updates: 10/22.
2008 updates: 7/6.