THE GOLD RUSH: 1942 Version

THE GOLD RUSH: 1942 Version

Directed by Charles Chaplin • 1942 • United States

Charlie Chaplin’s comedic masterwork—which charts a 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 the dance of the dinner rolls and the meal of boiled shoe leather, THE GOLD RUSH is an indelible work of heartwarming hilarity.

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THE GOLD RUSH: 1942 Version
  • THE GOLD RUSH: 1942 Version

    Directed by Charles Chaplin • 1942 • United States

    Charlie Chaplin’s comedic masterwork—which charts a 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. Sh...

Extras

  • THE GOLD RUSH Commentary

    This audio commentary features Charlie Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance and was recorded in 2012.

  • Presenting THE GOLD RUSH

    In 1942, Charlie Chaplin released a sound version of THE GOLD RUSH, effectively abandoning his 1925 silent. In 1993, filmmakers David Gill and Kevin Brownlow reconstructed the original film, for which there were few surviving elements. In this program, Brownlow and Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vanc...

  • Chaplin Today: THE GOLD RUSH

    This documentary, directed by Serge Le Péron in 2002, offers a thorough account of the making of THE GOLD RUSH and features interviews with actor Georgia Hale and Hollywood legend Mary Pickford, as well as personal observations by filmmaker Idrissa Ouédraogo.

  • Visual Effects in THE GOLD RUSH

    In this 2012 interview, visual effects expert Craig Barron looks at the techniques used to create some of the classic set pieces in THE GOLD RUSH.

  • Music by Charles Chaplin

    Charlie Chaplin composed most of his own scores, beginning with CITY LIGHTS in 1931. He also returned to his earlier silent films and composed new scores for their rereleases. In this 2012 interview, composer and conductor Timothy Brock discusses Chaplin’s musical achievements, as well as his own...