The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush

Blu-ray Disc - 1925
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The first feature-length comedy by Charlie Chaplin which charts the hapless prospector's search for fortune in the Klondike and his discovery of romance, forever cemented the iconic status of Chaplin and his Little Tramp character.
Publisher: [United States] : Image Entertainment, c1925, 2012.
Edition: Blu-ray Widescreen ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (160 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary: The first feature-length comedy by Charlie Chaplin which charts the hapless prospector's search for fortune in the Klondike and his discovery of romance, forever cemented the iconic status of Chaplin and his Little Tramp character.

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1aa
Mar 02, 2017

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

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Billina7
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.

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booksmile
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!

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Dave99_0
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.

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Libraryman1_0
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.

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Monolith
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.

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c_anderson
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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