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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)


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Trivia

The only Charles Chaplin silent comedy in which he began to shoot with a story fully worked out. 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: 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

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

Referenced in The Klondike Kid (1932) See more »

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You just can't beat Charlie Chaplin!
13 May 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee all my reviews

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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Official Sites:

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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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