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The Gold Rush -- It's 1898 and Charlie Chaplin's little tramp is headed north to the Yukon in search of gold.
The Gold Rush -- It's 1898 and Charlie Chaplin's little tramp is headed north to the Yukon in search of gold.
The Gold Rush -- It's 1898 and Charlie Chaplin's little tramp is headed north to the Yukon in search of gold.
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Release Date:
1925 (Germany) See more »
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Plot:
The Tramp goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Little Tramp makes good See more (129 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charles Chaplin ... The Lone Prospector
Mack Swain ... Big Jim McKay
Tom Murray ... Black Larsen
Henry Bergman ... Hank Curtis
Malcolm Waite ... Jack Cameron
Georgia Hale ... Georgia
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Adams ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Frank Aderias ... Eskimo Child (uncredited)
Leona Aderias ... Eskimo Child (uncredited)
Lillian Adrian ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Sam Allen ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Claude Anderson ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Harry Arras ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Albert Austin ... Prospector (uncredited)
Marta Belfort ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
William Bell ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Francis Bernhardt ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
F.J. Beuaregard ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
E. Blumenthal ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
William Bradford ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
George Brock ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Pete Brogan ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
William Butler ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Cecile Cameron ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
R. Campbell ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Leland Carr ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
H.C. Chisholm ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Harry Coleman ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Prospector (uncredited)
Rebecca Conroy ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Dorothy Crane ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
James Darby ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Kay De Lay ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Harry De Mors ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Kay Deslys ... Georgia's Friend (uncredited)
James Dime ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
W.S. Dobson ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
John Eagown ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Aaron Edward ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
E. Espinosa ... Eskimo (uncredited)
Leon Farey ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
M. Farrell ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Richard Foley ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Charles Force ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
J.C. Fowler ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Al Ernest Garcia ... Prospector (uncredited)
Inez Gomez ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Sid Grauman ... Extra in Chilkoot Pass Climb (uncredited)

Lita Grey ... Extra in Chilkoot Pass Climb (uncredited)
Ray Grey ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
William Hackett ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Mildred Hall ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
James Hammer ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Ben Hart ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Gypsy Hart ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
R. Hausner ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Tom Hawley ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Helen Hayward ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Jack Herrick ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Jack Hoefer ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)

George Holt ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Josie Howard ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Jean Huntley ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Tom Hutchinson ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Carl Jensen ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Gladys Johnston ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Harry Jones ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Fred Karno Jr. ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Helen Kassler ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Bob Kelly ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
John King ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Freddie Lansit ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Elias Lazaroff ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
George Lesley ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Geraldine Leslie ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Francis Lowell ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Joan Lowell ... Georgia's Friend / Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Chris-Pin Martin ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Margaret Martin ... Squaw (uncredited)
Clyde McAtee ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
John McGrath ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Lillian McMurray ... Extra in Chilkoot Pass Climb (uncredited)
Dolores Mendes ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
John Millerta ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Ruth Milo ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Ray Morris ... Eskimo (uncredited)
Betty Morrissey ... Georgia's Friend (uncredited)
Marie Muggley ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Steve Murphy ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Florence Murth ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Mr. Myers ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
P. Nagle ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Princess Neela ... Squaw (uncredited)
George Neely ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Nellie Noxon ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
A.J. O'Connor ... Officer (uncredited)
H.C. Oliver ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Donnabelle Ouster ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
William Parmalee ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Jack Phillips ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Barbara Pierce ... Manicurist (uncredited)
Betty Pierce ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Art Price ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
John Rand ... Prospector (uncredited)
Lillian Reschm ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Frank Rice ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
C.F. Roark ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
E.M. Robb ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Lillian Rosine ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Edna Rowe ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Tiny Sandford ... Barman (uncredited)
Jane Sherman ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
J.J. Smith ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Joe Smith ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
C.B. Steele ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Tacoma First Officer (uncredited)
Frank Stockdale ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Daddy Taylor ... Ancient Dancing Prospector (uncredited)
Nina Trask ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Armand Triller ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
John Tully ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Jack Vedders ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Bess Wade ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Art Walker ... Officer (uncredited)
John Wallace ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Sharkey Weimar ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
White Cloud ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Mary Williams ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Marie Willis ... Woman in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Ed Wilson ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
H. Wolfinger ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Tom Wood ... Prospector (uncredited)
Dave Wright ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Ah Yot ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
George Young ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
Ed Zimmer ... Man in Dance Hall (uncredited)
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Directed by
Charles Chaplin 
 
Writing credits
Charles Chaplin 

Produced by
Charles Chaplin .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Charles Chaplin (1942)
William P. Perry (1970 version)
Carli Elinor (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Roland Totheroh 
 
Film Editing by
Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Charles D. Hall (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Alfred Reeves .... production manager (1942 re-release)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Harry d'Abbadie d'Arrast .... assistant director (uncredited)
Charles Reisner .... assistant director (uncredited)
A. Edward Sutherland .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Peter Stitch .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Mr. Wood .... painter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Mac Dalgleish .... sound recordist: 1942 reissue (as W.M. Dalgleish)
Pete Decker .... sound recordist: 1942 reissue
Harold E. McGhan .... sound editor: 1942 re-release (as Harold McGhan)
James L. Fields .... sound director: 1942 re-release (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Marlatt .... camera operator (uncredited)
Jack Wilson .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Edward Manson .... editorial supervisor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Gerard Carbonara .... composer: additional music (1942 version)
Max Terr .... composer: additional music (1942 version)
Max Terr .... musical director (1942 version)
 
Transportation Department
Toraichi Kono .... driver: Mr. Chaplin (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Harry Crocker .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Georges Glass .... publicity director (1942 re-release) (uncredited)
Charles D. Hall .... technical director (uncredited)
Mr. Niemeyer .... wrangler (uncredited)
Kathleen Pryor .... stenographer (1942 re-release) (uncredited)
Della Steele .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Sid Swaney .... stand-in: Mr. Swain (uncredited)
Jim Tully .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Bud White .... wrangler: bear (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Alexander Woollcott .... dedicatee (1942 re-release)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

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Runtime:
95 min (24 fps) (original version: Los Angeles, California, 1925) | USA:72 min (1942 re-release) | USA:81 min (24 fps) (edited version: New York release, 1925)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System) (1942 re-issue) | Silent (original release)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
A real American Black Bear was used for the scene where the "Lone Prospector" encounters the beast. This was unusual for the time, when it was normal for very phoney-looking costumed men to play large animals.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When the Tramp is looking at his paper "compass" the wide shots show him wearing gloves, but the close-ups of his hands show that he's not wearing gloves.See more »
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39 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Little Tramp makes good, 30 March 2005
Author: didi-5 from United Kingdom

Charlie Chaplin's silent film (also re-released with a narration in the early 1940s) focuses, as usual, on the Little Tramp, and in this case, his attraction to a chorus girl (Georgia Hale). This is the one where he eats a boot, along with its laces, and manages to make it appear a sumptuous meal; as well as creating a dance with bread rolls.

The role of the girl was originally intended for the second Mrs Chaplin, Lita Grey, but her pregnancy ruled her out. Georgia Hale is excellent in her disdain of the unwanted Tramp attentions. Mack Swain appears as Big Jim, who shares a cabin with the Tramp, at one point getting so hungry he imagines his pal as a chicken ready to eat! This film has the spirit of the pioneers and gold-runners, as well as the inimitable spirit of the little hero. As a silent it is one of the best comedies of the time, as a sound film, it is fairly good.

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