As others have already said, Chaplin's oration was not yet as refined as it aspired to be.
over 5 years
The silent bits were the best bits; the narration comes across as a poor audiobook
almost 7 years
Romantic comedy. Chaplin's act was so perfect for the black and white / silent era.
Nice old film but classic slapstick just isn't really my thing.
Watched at home on an old VHS copy, by myself. Enjoyable, interesting culturally-wise.
over 7 years
A solid gold comedy classic that is Chaplin at his iconic best.
over 7 years
While not being of Chaplin's best movies, still worth watching for any fan of silent films
The Gold Rush is a 1925 silent film comedy written, produced, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin in his Little Tramp role. The film also stars Georgia Hale, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman, Malcolm Waite.
Chaplin declared several times that this was the film that he most wanted to be remembered for.
Though a silent film, it received an Academy Awards nomination for Best Sound Recording (see re-release below).
The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) travels to the Yukon to take part in the Klondike Gold Rush. Bad weather strands him in a remote cabin with a prospector who has found a large gold deposit (Mack Swain) and an escaped fugitive (Tom Murray), after which they part ways, with the prospector and the fugitive fighting over the prospector's claim, ending with the prospector receiving a blow to the head and the fugitive falling off a cliff to his death. The Tramp eventually finds himself in a gold rush town where he ultimately decides to give up prospecting.
After taking a job...