Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush: An indelible work of heartwarming hilarity

Charlie Chaplin’s comedic masterwork, which charts a 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. Shot partly on location in the Sierra Nevadas. And featuring such timeless gags as the dance of the dinner rolls and the meal of boiled shoe leather. The Gold Rush is an indelible work of heartwarming 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 1925 silent film (phim hai Sac Lo).

Charlie was 35 when he started filming the “Gold Rush (Sac Lo: Cuoc San Vang).

The leading lady to begin with was Lilitta McMurray who had been in The Kid at twelve years old.  Now she was 16 when cast as the leading lady of The Gold Rush.  Her name was changed to Lita Grey and a romance with Charlie followed. And a pregnancy followed that which halted production and the introduction of a new leading lady, Georgia Hale.

Charlie Chaplin would also have a romance from time to time with Georgia. Georgia was 19.  At the conclusion of the film Charlie was having an affair with Georgia. So that the final kiss between Charlie and Georgia was not acting.

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