Comedy Cinema – This Week – The Gold Rush

Welcome to the sister article to Comedy Clicks! Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best comedy films that the world of cinema can offer! Today we will be looking at The Gold Rush

About the Film

Summary of Plot

A prospector goes to the Klondike during the 1890s gold rush in hopes of making his fortune, and is smitten with a girl he sees in a dance hall. iMDB

Year Of Release


Running Time

1 Hour 35 Minutes


Charlie Chaplin

Gross Worldwide




Chales Chaplin – The Lone Prospector
Mack Swain – Big Jim McKay
Tom Murray – Black Larsen
Henry Bergamn – Hank Curtis
Malcolm Waite – Jack Cameron
Georgia Hale – Georgia

Song From the OST


  • Originally a stagehand wore the chicken suit from Jim’s hallucination. But when he couldn’t mime Sir Charles Chaplin’s walk and manners, Chaplin himself donned the suit.
  • Sir Charles Chaplin stated that this was the film by which he most wanted to be remembered.
  • The 2,500 men playing prospectors were real vagrants who were hired for one day’s pay
  • There were 27 times more film shot than appeared in the final cut.
  • The only location shot used in the final cut of the film is opening shot of the miners heading up Chilkoot Pass.
  • Premiere voted this movie as one of “The 50 Greatest Comedies Of All Time” in 2006.


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