The Gold Rush

My kingdom for a nice boiled shoe!

Making do with what he has, Charlie Chaplin scrapes out a life (barely) as a hapless gold prospector in this landmark silent film.

He has few skills, and quickly gets himself into substantial trouble.

Whether stuck in a cabin perched atop a precarious cliff, or having a stare-down with another prospector who hallucinates that he’s a juicy chicken prime for plucking, danger lurks behind every laugh.

Chaplin was quoted numerous times as saying this was the film he wanted to be remembered for, and he chose well from his collected works.

 

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