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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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Writer:
Charles Chaplin (written by)
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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 3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
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Chaplin's best--what a film! See more (131 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)

Directed by
Charles Chaplin 
 
Writing credits
Charles Chaplin (written by)

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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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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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System) (1942 re-issue) | Silent (original release)
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Trivia:
In 2007, the American Film Institute ranked this as the #58 Greatest American Movie of All Time.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The second cabin scene where they teeter over the edge of a cliff is supposed to be taking place in the daytime. But gaps in the planks of wood making up the cabin reveal a dark background indicating the film was shot indoors on a stage. When the cabin is tilting back and forth a stage light is occasionally visible through a gap in the upper right side of the cabin wall.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Muppets (2011)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Chaplin's best--what a film!, 28 April 2006
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I've seen both version of this film--the original silent version from 1925 and the re-release by Chaplin in the 1940s. The difference is that the re-release was designed to appeal to a new audience that expected sound from their movies. To do this, title cards were removed--having Chaplin narrate the film. In addition, Chaplin-created music (for the most part--some were classical pieces), sound effects and singing were added to make the movie more palatable to the average viewer. I personally like BOTH versions and the one you watch is up to you if you get a copy of the Warner Brothers release on DVD--it has both plus excellent DVD extras. Otherwise, there have been a lot of public domain versions on video out there--many with terrible quality prints or music or both. The Warner version is the most pristine and beautiful silent print you can find. The version usually shown on Turner Classic movies is the 1942 re-release.

I use this film for my American history class when we do our unit on the history of film, though I might, in the future, use it for my Psychology classes as well (I teach both) because Chaplin's genius came from his obsessive-compulsive nature. The movie reportedly had 27 times more film exposed than you actually see in the film and the shoe eating segment was shot after more than 60 takes!!

The plot involves Charlie going to Alaska for the Gold Rush at the turn of the century. Along the way, he has a series of misadventures that have been thoroughly discussed in the other reviews here on IMDb. Suffice to say, the supporting acting was excellent and the story kept an excellent pace and had enough slapstick to make it fun to watch (something not true of all full-length slapstick comedies--sometimes, their pacing was negatively affected by the transition from shorts to full-length).

This is a gorgeous, well-executed piece of American art and a must for any real cinemaniac. The musical score (arranged by Chaplin), direction, acting and cinematography all are simply perfect--making this, in my opinion, the best full-length silent comedy ever made. This is saying a lot considering how much I love Harold Lloyd and Buster Keaton's films!

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