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
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From the title card, the "dinner roll dance" is introduced as "The Oceania Roll Dance". See more »
In the dancing scene with Georgia and The Lone Prospector, at first he is holding the cane straight and trying to keep his trousers up with his right hand. After the scene change, he is holding the cane upside down ,and he uses the bent part of the cane to keep his trousers up. See more »
Original silent version runs 82 minutes and exists in several Public Domain versions, some utilizing different subtitles and opening credit cards. Some of these versions eliminate quick cutaway shots. See more »
The 1898 Gold Rush to Alaska may have been harsh, but Charlie Chaplin makes it hilarious. As an unnamed prospector, Chaplin goes through a series of gaffes while seeking gold in the Yukon. Most famous of course are the shoe for dinner, the dancing roles, and the cabin teetering on the edge of a cliff. His companion, Big Jim McKay (Mack Swain) at one point is so hungry that he believes Chaplin's character to be a chicken, and before long, a bear enters their cabin. In the midst of it all, the prospector falls in love with dancer Georgia (Georgia Hale).
A real triumph for Charlie Chaplin! They must have had a lot of fun filming it!
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