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The Gold Rush
Also known as La Ruée vers l’or in France
(1925) American
B&W : Nine reels / 8498 feet
Directed by Charles Chaplin

Cast: Charles Chaplin [the lone prospector], Georgia Hale [Georgia], Mack Swain [Big Jim McKay], Tom Murray [Black Larsen], Henry Bergman [Hank Curtis], Betty Morissey [Georgia’s friend], Malcolm Waite [Jack Cameron], John Rand, Albert Austin, Heinie Conklin, Allan Garcia, Tom Wood

Charles Chaplin Productions production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Charles Chaplin. Scenario by Charles Chaplin. Production manager, Alf Reeves. Associate director, Charles Riesner. Assistant directors, Harry d’Abbadie d’Arrast (Henri d’Abbadie d’Arrast) and Edward Sutherland (Eddie Sutherland). Technical direction by Charles D Hall. Cinematography by Roland H. Totheroh. Camera assistant and operator, Jack Wilson. / © 16 August 1925 [LP21805]. Previewed 26 June 1925 at Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles, California. Premiered 16 August 1925 at the Mark Strand Theatre in New York, New York. General release, 16 August 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The film’s production was completed on 21 May 1925. The film’s copyrighted length was ten reels. Sneak preview at Grauman’s Egyptian at 94 minutes, after which Chaplin tightened up the editing, taking out 1262 feet of the the original 9760 feet (nine reels). [?] FilmDaily-1926 p. 41 lists a length of 8600 feet; AFI-F2 n. F2.2162 and Paris-Brooks p. 104 lists the length as 8555 feet. The film was rereleased in 1942 with synchronized music and narration by Charles Chaplin. Sound reissue ran 72 minutes, with some new footage added. European prints exist that contain alternate takes to the US version.

Comedy.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2. 2162.

Survival status: Prints exist in the Estate of Charles Chaplin film collection [35mm negative, 35mm positive]; and in the Mary Pickford Institute for Film Education film collection [35mm duplicate negative, 35mm duplicate positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Animals: Bears, Dogs - Dance halls - History: USA: Klondike Gold Rush - Miners - Mining towns - Prospectors - Rags-to-Riches - Snow - USA: California: Truckee - Weapons: Guns

Listing updated: 8 April 2009.

References: Film credits; film viewing : AFI-F2 n. F2.2162; Bardèche-History pp. 81, 122, 125, 179, 210, 216, 217, 291, 294, 295-296, 297, 331; Bohn-Light pp. xxiii, 99-100; Brownlow-Parade pp. 358, 439, 497, 498, 499, 501, 502; Card-Seductive p. 52; Dardis-Keaton pp. 46, 96, 105, 121, 126, 128, 136, 138; Edmonds-BigU p. 91; Everson-American pp. 266, 270, 310a; Fell-History pp. 97, 99; FilmDaily-1926 pp. 13, 31, 41; Jacobs-Chaplin pp. 81, 82, 82d, 84-85, 87-89, 92, 94, 99, 136; Kael-Kiss p. 273; Kerr-Silent pp. 8, 37, 81, 97, 126, 163, 177, 246, 247, 250-253, 257, 314, 338, 339, 343, 345; Lahue-Kops p. 80; Lahue-World pp. 147, 149; Leish-Cinema p. 61; Limbacher-Feature p. 95; Maltin-Guide p. 487; McCaffrey-Guide p. 14h; McGhee-Wayne pp. 289, 290, 291; Paris-Brooks pp. 3, 104, 110, 148; Poague-Capra p. 34; Sarris-Sternberg p. 11; Schelly-Langdon pp. 11, 66; Sinyard-Silent pp. 96, 107, 108, 188; Sklar-Movie pp. 87, 110, 113, 114, 204; Smith-Colman p. 112; Sweeney-Coming pp. 78, 90; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 110-113; Weinberg-Stroheim p. 138 : ClasIm-220 p. C8; ClasIm-204 p. 42 : Website-Pickford.

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