8.2/10
83,896
167 user 116 critic

The Gold Rush (1925)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama | 1925 (Germany)
Trailer
1:25 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
A prospector goes to the Klondike in search of gold and finds it and more.

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
Top Rated Movies #137 | Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
... The Lone Prospector
... Big Jim McKay
Tom Murray ... Black Larsen
Henry Bergman ... Hank Curtis
Malcolm Waite ... Jack Cameron
... Georgia
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1925 (Germany)  »

Also Known As:

La quimera del oro  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$923,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,450,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

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

Sound Mix:

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

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Mack Swain (Big Jim McKay) and Tom Murray (Black Larsen) died two days apart. Swain died on August 25, 1935 and Murray died two days later on August 27, 1935. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes? (1992) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more »

User Reviews

A Worthy Silent Classic
6 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

This silent classic has many strong points - it has a lot of humor, interesting characters, a good story and good settings. It's the kind of film that shows how much a master film-maker can communicate in a silent movie. It overdoes the sentimentality on occasion, but other than that it's a fine film.

Chaplin himself plays the 'Lone Prospector', and he is joined by several other interesting characters in a frozen north setting that sets up some good adventures and drama. There are some memorable scenes in the prospectors' rickety cabins, plus some other good material.

The version of this that is the easiest to find is the one that Chaplin re-edited in the 1940's, adding his own narration and deleting the title cards, which gives it a slightly different feel. (These revisions probably make it a bit easier to follow for those who aren't used to silent films.) You can tell from Chaplin's narration how fond he must have been of "The Gold Rush", and he had a lot of good reasons to be pleased with it. There are a couple of his later films that might be even better and more timeless, but this one contains everything that defined Chaplin and his art.


18 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 167 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed