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The Gold Rush

Genres: Comedy, Classics, Classic Comedy, Slapstick, Silent, Criterion Collection

Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Georgia Hale

Director: Charlie Chaplin

Synopsis: The first feature-length comedy by Charlie Chaplin (Modern Times)—which charts a hapless prospector's search for fortune in the Klondike and his discovery of romance (with the beautiful Georgia Hale)—forever cemented the iconic status of Chaplin and his Little Tramp character. Shot partly on location in the Sierra Nevadas and featuring such timeless gags as Chaplin's dance of the dinner rolls and meal of boiled shoe leather, THE GOLD RUSH is an indelible work of nonstop hilarity. This special edition features both Chaplin's definitive 1942 version, for which the director added new music and narration, and a new restoration of the original silent 1925 film.

Language: English

Country of Origin: United States of America

Production Year: 1942

Reviews:

  • "A remarkably poignant, touching, and (of course) hilarious work of art.", New York
  • "The Gold rush represents the height of [Chaplin's] achievement.", The New Republic
  • "The greatest of silent comedies.", Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York

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