The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush

DVD - 2010
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Recounts the story of the Tramp's apparently hopeless love for a dance-hall girl with the often wildly funny story of the Tramp and his burly gold-prospecting partner heading off to make their fortunes in the great Yukon gold rush.
Publisher: [Australia] : Paramount Entertainment [distributor], c2010.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (DVD) (ca. 69 min.) : sd., col ; 4 3/4 in.
Additional Contributors: Chaplin, Charlie 1889-1977.


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Mar 02, 2017

Lovable, good natured. ridiculous, funny, and uplifting. One can totally ignore the words and still follow the story and enjoy it.

Mar 26, 2016

I watched this with my children and the seven-year-old really enjoyed it. The romantic parts of the plot were lost on the three-year-old, but they both liked the slapstick.

Dec 04, 2015

Watch the original 1925 silent version!! In the 2-disc set it is on the "special features" disc.

I found the newer awfully-narrated version impossible to watch.

Fun, sad, sweet story!

Nov 25, 2015

"The Gold Rush" was probably the most successful comedy of the silent film era. I prefer the 1942 version with Chaplin's narration plus a new music score. I would rate the 1942 narrated version at 5.0 stars.

Charlie Chaplin was a comic genius. His pantomine could extract humour from tragedy.

Mar 24, 2014

The one film Charlie Chaplin wanted to be remembered fo the most, is a simple story of a Lone prospector, who while in the hills of the Chillikoot Pass first fends off starvation then falls for a dance hall girl played marvelously by Georgia Hale. The highlight is where Charlie and his partner Big Jim Mc Kay are trapped ina log cabin as it dangled precariously over a cliff. Another memorable moment has Chaplin eating his boot when there is no food available. Any fan of Chaplin should begin their exploration of his movie work with this one.

Sep 12, 2012

The man was a virtuoso. He was a writer, a director, an actor, a comedian, a musician, a composer... A visionary. Absolutely mind-boggling talent. This piece is hilarious. Poetic. Timeless. And while some may find the original silent '25 'superior' to his revisited '42, I find the narration (in Chaplin's own voice) and his added compositions a delight. Both are unique experiences. And at the end of the day, HE was the ultimate 'purist'. FIVE STARS.

fluffarama21 Oct 04, 2011

Very funny, yet poignant. Chaplin is a genius.

Jan 28, 2011

The silent version is better! Some famous (and extremely funny) gags; slightly marred by the romantic subplot.

vookad Aug 26, 2010

The soundtrack of the new version contains orchestrated music and Charlie Chaplin himself narrating the film. The "new" version has some cuts from the original silent film. Some of the cuts change plot points such as the letter from Georgia near the end of the story. Fortunately for purists, there is a restored version of the original silent film on the second disc.

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