Truly innovative piece of cinema which makes wonders in terms of Chaplin's unique way of mastering horizontal movement in the frame. It features several wonderful scenes of film anthology. Great fun with the usually dizzying circularities (a sort of metaphysics for Chaplin), literaly in the cabin and also in terms of narrative. Both in the wilderness and at the bar Chaplin hits a goldmine!
You realise just how talented Chaplin was at communicating a message without words. Especially when you see how many of his jokes have developed into common tropes in cartoons and movies. Totally timeless.
The Tramp is arguably one of the handful finest all-time characters ever created in cinema. He is the perfect vehicle for Chaplin's humanistic sensibilities & slapstick comedy. In Gold Rush, tenderness & humility pave the way for this tramp among brutes blinded by bling bling. Some of Chaplin's most iconic sequences are filmed here in that crazy cabin on the hills. A masterpiece oozing with sheer craze & humanity.
Charlie Chaplin created an international comedy sensation with THE GOLD RUSH, which follows his iconic "little tramp" character into the Klondike where misfortune awaits him as pursues the affections of a beautiful woman. Re-released in 1942 with narration by Chaplin and a new score, which he considered to be the definitive version of the film, although I prefer the original silent version.