The Gold Rush (1925)

Not Rated  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Drama  |  1925 (Germany)
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A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.



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A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to win her heart with his singular charm. Written by John J. Magee <>

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Release Date:

1925 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

La quimera del oro  »

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$923,000 (estimated)

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(original) | (1942 re-release) | (edited)

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(RCA Sound System) (1942 re-issue)| (original release)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Originally a stagehand wore the chicken suit from Jim's hallucination. But when he couldn't mime Charles Chaplin's walk and manners, Chaplin himself donned the suit. See more »


In the 1942 sound version, Tom Murray's character is spelled Black Larsen on the "Wanted" ad, but Black Larson in the end credits. See more »


Referenced in The Stork Club (1945) See more »

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Striking Gold Again and Again.
7 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Charles Chaplin's "The Gold Rush" is arguably his finest film. He stars as a wimpy prospector who decides to go to the Klondike in the hopes of striking it rich. What he does not realize is that he may find love (in the form of Georgia Hale) instead of money. In the end that may be all right with him. "The Gold Rush" shows everything that made Charles Chaplin the great performer, writer and director he was. Quite possibly the finest cinematic icon of the 20th Century, Chaplin showed humanity, love and an undying want to entertain all audiences throughout his stellar cinematic career. The movie is exceptional in every way. Although I am not as well-versed with movies from the 1920s as I am with the decades following it, I would still probably call "The Gold Rush" the finest film of that 10-year period. Oh how the cinema misses Charles Chaplin today. 5 stars out of 5.

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