The Gold Rush Overview:

The Gold Rush (1925) was a Silent Films - Comedy Film directed by Charlie Chaplin and produced by Charlie Chaplin.


This Chaplin classic finds Charlie in the Klondike searching for gold. Maintains a careful balance of masterful slapstick, romantic tenderness, and wry social satire. Also contains the celebrated "dancing dinner rolls" gag.

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The Gold Rush was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1992.

Academy Awards 1942 --- Ceremony Number 15 (source: AMPAS)

Best Music - ScoringMax TerrNominated

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A Golden Film on Big Screen: The Gold Rush (Chaplin 1925)

By The Wonderful World of Cinema on Jan 25, 2015 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

Yesterday, I had the chance to see The Gold Rush (Charlie Chaplin, 1925) on big screen at The Cin?math?que Qu?b?coise which is a film conservatory based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada where I live. I have seen The Gold Rush many times before, but seeing it on big screen was a completely new a wonderful... Read full article

Movie experience: The Gold Rush on big Screen

By The Wonderful World of Cinema on Jan 22, 2015 From The Wonderful World of Cinema

I have the honour to tell you that, tomorrow, on January 23th 2015, ?I will go see The Gold Rush (Charlie Chaplin, 1925) on big screen. I will see it at La Cin?math?que Qu?b?coise in Montreal where I live. It’s a movie I love and I have watched it so many times. Can’t wait to see it on b... Read full article

Silent Feature Sunday: The Gold Rush (1925)

By Bernardo Villela on Jul 6, 2014 From The Movie Rat

When I first posted this series part of the idea was to get to watching more silent films. However, that has yet to pan out (yet?). And rather than skipping an opportunity to post one such that its easily accessible where it may not be expected simply because it’d be “Yet another Chaplin... Read full article

The Gold Rush (1)

By Alyson on May 20, 2013 From The Best Picture Project

In 1925, Charlie Chaplin?s The Gold Rush was one of the first feature films to star Chaplin in his Little Tramp role. ?Before this time, The Tramp had been established and already well loved, but mostly in short films. ?Here, Chaplin not only starred on screen, but he wrote, directed, edited and pro... Read full article

The Gold Rush (1925)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 28, 2012 From 4 Star Films

In this Charlie Chaplin flick we follow the little man or the Tramp as he?prospects?for gold in the?Yukon. All alone and cold he stumbles upon a cabin where a corrupt man lives. However, the?weather?wreaks havoc and the Tramp finds himself?eventually?left with a fellow prospector. After a time the t... Read full article

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Georgia: If I could only meet someone worthwhile -- I'm so tired of this place.

Georgia: Hey you! come here! Do you mind dancing with me?

Georgia: Please, please, don't put him in irons. I'll pay his fare.

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This movie was re-released in theaters in 1942 with a new musical score. Much of the new music was written by Charles Chaplin himself, in collaboration with musical director Max Terr. Chaplin also added sound effects to the film, and replaced the silent movie title cards with descriptive voice-over narration. (The 1942 version is included in the two-disc Special Edition DVD of The Gold Rush.) The new release of the film received two Oscar nominations in 1943 - for Best Music Score of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture, and (ironically) for Best Sound.
In his autobiography, Charles Chaplin revealed he had the idea for this film at Pickfair, the home of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. Indeed, his two friends and associates were showing him pictures of Alaska and Klondike. One of them was picturing prospectors climbing the Chilkoot col, which gave Chaplin the subject of his next movie.
The first of Charles Chaplin's silent films which he revived with the addition of sound for new audiences.
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The Gold Rush

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