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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(1942 re-issue:) ONLY CHAPLIN CAN IMPROVE ON CHAPLIN! (Print Ad-Times-News, ((Twin Falls, Idaho)) 18 August 1942) See more »


Certificate:

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Trivia

A model of the prospector's cabin and the cliff from which it falls was at one point housed in The Crocker Museum in Hollywood, the first museum dedicated to props and other artifacts from American films. The museum was started by actor Harry Crocker, circa 1928, and was located on Sunset Blvd. See more »

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When Georgia enters The Lone Prospector's cabin after having not shown up for New Year's Eve dinner, she is accompanied by Jack "the ladies man". At first, Jack is holding a pistol in his right hand. When the scene cuts away from him and then back, the gun is gone. 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 1925 version Georgia writes an apologetic love letter to her boyfriend, and he gives it to Charles Chaplin as a cruel prank. The 1942 re-cut version changed this so that Georgia writes the note for Chaplin, making their Last Minute Hookup less unexpected. See more »

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Referenced in Hogan's Heroes: The Gold Rush (1966) 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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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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