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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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Pure gold 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)
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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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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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Trivia:
During production, Charles Chaplin's short-lived marriage to Lita Grey collapsed and he embarked on an affair with leading lady Georgia Hale.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the dancing scene with Georgia and the Lone Propector at first you see him holding the cane straight and trying to keep his trousers up with his right hand. After the scene change he is holding it upside down and he uses the bend part of the cane to keep his trousers up.See more »
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16 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
Pure gold, 25 August 2004

Charlie Chaplin is the Lone Prospector who goes to Klondike, Alaska in search of gold.There he meets and falls in love to beautiful Georgia (Georgia Hale).In cold and snowy Alaska he rambles forward looking for gold with his fellow prospector Big Jim McKay (Mack Swain) thinking of her.A genius called Charlie Chaplin made in 1925 this silent movie masterpiece known as The Gold Rush.Now nearly 80 years after the film was made we get to watch this genius in a tramp suit doing his job.And he did it well.Better than probably anybody.He could make us laugh and he could make us cry.Maybe even both of those at the same time.Chaplin realized that every good comedy has a little tragedy. Of course I have to give credits to other actors as well.Mack Swain as Big Jim McKay is not only a big man, he's also big at his acting skills. Georgia Hale is as beautiful of woman as she is a great actress. The Gold Rush is filled with marvelous scenes.The most memorable is the shoe-eating scene.Chaplin on the dance floor is also something to remember.Through the movie you can hear the score Chaplin composed to this movie.It works perfectly.Just like the whole movie.It's pure gold from the beginning till the end.

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