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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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)


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Trivia

Though initially released four years before the introduction of the Academy Awards, a sound version of this film was released in 1942 and received two Oscar nominations for Best Score and Best Sound. It is the only film to be nominated for a re-release. Chaplin's later film Limelight (1952) was also nominated decades late, but only because it was never screened in the United States until 1972, and was thus not a re-release. See more »

Goofs

In the 1942 sound version, Tom Murray's character is spelled Black Larsen on the "Wanted" ad, but Black Larson in the end credits. See more »

Quotes

Georgia: You see, I'm very particular who I dance with.
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Alternate Versions

In the 1980s, Goodtimes Video released a cheap VHS version. The print was of middling quality and the ending was missing; but this version was distinguished by a (presumably unauthorized) score made up of archive recordings by the Hungarian musician Barnabas von Géczy. See more »

Connections

Featured in Some Call It Greed (1977) See more »

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Silence is Golden...
10 September 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

Then came the dawn, and with it one of the standout scenes in any silent movie as the cabin teeters on the brink. There are so many elements in this film, elements that would be reused and recombined in various presentations over the years and on so many occasions - the gold standard.

Endearing and adorable Charlie Chaplin - a genuinely pioneering prospector.


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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

13 July 1925 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gold Rush See more »

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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