June 6: The Gold Rush

Thursday, June 6 2019 | 9PM The Gold Rush USA 1925 d. Charlie Chaplin with Charlie Chaplin, Georgia Hale, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman, and Malcolm Waite. Silent with intertitles. New (2012) transfer of original silent version with new recording of Chaplin’s original score. Black and white. 94 m

“Billed as a dramatic comedy, the story carries more of a plot than has been the rule with the star’s former offerings. There are spots where Charlie has developed dramatic situations bordering on tragedy, and these show the master hand and finesse of Chaplin’s artistry. But taken on the whole, the public will accept “The Gold Rush” as an out and out comedy, and the greatest of all time. Innumerable gags and situations that score round after round of laughter are logically woven into the theme of the story. At no time is the plot lost to gain extra laughs that do not belong.” Variety

Links: IMDB Wikipedia AFI An account of opening night in New York

See Also: A Woman of Paris (Chaplin, 1923), The Pilgrim (Chaplin, 1923), The Salvation Hunters (von Sternberg, 1923), The Freshman (Newmeyer/Taylor, 1925)