Charles Chaplin

The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush

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. 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.

Film Info

  • Charles Chaplin
  • United States
  • 1942
  • 72 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • English
  • Spine #615

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration of the 1942 sound version, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New 2K digital transfer of the reconstructed original 1925 silent film, restored in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, with a newly recorded adaptation of director Charlie Chaplin’s score, presented in 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition
  • New audio commentary for the 1925 version by Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance
  • Three new programs: Presenting “The Gold Rush,” which traces the film’s history and features filmmaker Kevin Brownlow and Vance; A Time of Innovation: Visual Effects in “The Gold Rush,” featuring effects specialist Craig Barron and Chaplin cinematographer Roland Totheroh; and Music by Charles Chaplin, featuring conductor and composer Timothy Brock
  • Chaplin Today: “The Gold Rush” (2002), a short documentary featuring filmmaker Idrissa Ouédraogo
  • Four trailers
  • PLUS: A new essay by critic Luc Sante and James Agee’s review of the 1942 rerelease

New cover by Patrick Leger

Purchase Options

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital restoration of the 1942 sound version, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • New 2K digital transfer of the reconstructed original 1925 silent film, restored in collaboration with the Cineteca di Bologna, with a newly recorded adaptation of director Charlie Chaplin’s score, presented in 5.1 surround DTS-HD Master Audio on the Blu-ray edition
  • New audio commentary for the 1925 version by Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance
  • Three new programs: Presenting “The Gold Rush,” which traces the film’s history and features filmmaker Kevin Brownlow and Vance; A Time of Innovation: Visual Effects in “The Gold Rush,” featuring effects specialist Craig Barron and Chaplin cinematographer Roland Totheroh; and Music by Charles Chaplin, featuring conductor and composer Timothy Brock
  • Chaplin Today: “The Gold Rush” (2002), a short documentary featuring filmmaker Idrissa Ouédraogo
  • Four trailers
  • PLUS: A new essay by critic Luc Sante and James Agee’s review of the 1942 rerelease

New cover by Patrick Leger

The Gold Rush
Cast
Charles Chaplin
The Lone Prospector
Mack Swain
Big Jim McKay
Tom Murray
Black Larsen
Henry Bergman
Hank Curtis
Malcolm Waite
Jack Cameron
Georgia Hale
Georgia
Betty Morrissey
Georgia's friends
Joan Lowell
Kay Deslys
Stanley "Tiny" Sandford
Barman
Credits
Director
Charles Chaplin
Written by
Charles Chaplin
Original music by
Charles Chaplin
Musical director
Max Terr
Director of photography
Roland Totheroh
Production design
Charles D. Hall
Narration written and spoken by
Charles Chaplin
Film editors
Charles Chaplin
Film editors
Harold E. McGhan
Editorial supervisor
Edward Manson
Production manager
Alfred Reeves
Sound editors
Harold E. McGhan
Sound recordists
Pete Decker
Sound recordists
W. M. Dalgleish
Sound editors
James L. Fields
Assistant directors
Henri D'Abbadie D'Arrast
Assistant directors
A. Edward Sutherland
Associate director
Charles Reisner
Camera operators
Mark Marlatt
Camera operators
Jack Wilson
Painters
Peter Stitch
Painters
Mr. Wood
Script supervisor
Della Steele
Bear wrangler
Bud White
Dedicated to
Alexander Woollcott

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