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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 »
User Reviews:
Possibly Chaplin's best film, certainly one of the greatest comedies of all time! See more (126 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 »
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Mono (RCA Sound System) (1942 re-issue) | Silent (original release)
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Trivia:
Carole Lombard tested for the female lead after Lita Grey's unexpected pregnancy forced her to drop out of the film.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 56 people found the following review useful.
Possibly Chaplin's best film, certainly one of the greatest comedies of all time!, 4 January 2005
Author: ACitizenCalledKane from United States

To see Charlie Chaplin's The Gold Rush is to know enjoyment. One cannot help but enjoy a film as well-done as this! Chaplin said that this was the film for which he wanted to be remembered, and I can see why. It is a masterful blend of comedy, drama, and romance, among other genres seamlessly brought together in one extraordinary picture. Like all great movies, The Gold Rush has more than its share of memorable moments, from the Thanksgiving dinner to the dance of the dinner rolls to the cabin teetering on the edge of the mountain. All of these scenes are brilliant because of The Tramp's flawless physical comedy. He was a master of comedic timing, and he was one of the most graceful physical comedians I've ever seen. Don't get me wrong, this picture is not just three fantastic scenes amongst filler. The film moves along at a brisk pace, following the misadventures of our hero, The Lone Prospector (Charlie Chaplin, of course), as he attempts to hit it big by discovering gold in Alaska. Along his journey through the elements, the prospector meets the notorious Black Larsen (Tom Murray), a wanted criminal willing to do anything to get his hands on some gold. Fortunately, our friend also comes across a fellow prospector, Big Jim McKay (Mack Swain), who has finally defied all odds and struck it rich. But the Lone Prospector's adventures take place not only out in the middle of nowhere. When he is forced back to civilization, he falls in love with Georgia (Georgia Hale), the most beautiful girl in town. Of course, it would be all too easy if no one else was interested in this beauty. Jack Cameron (Malcolm Waite), the handsome lady's man who is not content with every other woman in town by his side; he must have Georgia, as well. Competition arises between the disappointed prospector and the ego-maniacal "lady killer." All of this would be too much for any one of us, but the Lone Prospector handles it all with his uncompromising resilience in the face of insurmountable odds to bring us one of the greatest comedies of all time! I will not lie, I am a fan of Charlie Chaplin's movies, but as objective as I can possibly be, this IS one of the great movies...Essential viewing!

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