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The Gold Rush (1925)

Passed | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 13 July 1925 (Brazil)
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A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.

Director:

Charles Chaplin

Writer:

Charles Chaplin
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Top Rated Movies #154 | Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Charles Chaplin ... The Lone Prospector
Mack Swain ... Big Jim McKay
Tom Murray ... Black Larsen
Henry Bergman Henry Bergman ... Hank Curtis
Malcolm Waite ... Jack Cameron
Georgia Hale ... Georgia
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Storyline

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 John J. Magee <magee@helix.mgh.harvard.edu>

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Taglines:

"The Picture I Want to Be Remembered by." -Charlie Chaplin. (Print Ad- Calgary Daily Herald, ((Calgary, Alta.)) 30 December 1925)


Certificate:

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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

When Black Larsen re-enters his cabin behind The Lone Prospector (who is gnawing a bone) his coat is closed, but in the next shot the fronts are open again. See more »

Quotes

Georgia: I guess you're lonesome here.
The Lone Prospector: Yes Mam.
Georgia: Why don't you invite us to dinner sometime?
The Lone Prospector: Oo! Yes Mam.
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Alternate Versions

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 »

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Little Tramp makes good
30 March 2005 | by didi-5See all my reviews

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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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

13 July 1925 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$923,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$26,916
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(original) | (1942 re-release) | (edited) | (1925 reconstructed)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System) (1942 re-issue)| Silent (original release)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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