The Gold Rush
Charlie Chaplin's comic masterpiece centers on the hardships of life on the Alaskan frontier. The Little Tramp plays a pathetic, lonely prospector who journeys to the Klondike hoping to discover gold and make his fortune. Instead, he gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia (Georgia Hale).
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- Charles Chaplin
- Top 100 Laughs
- Top 100 Movies
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.37:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese, Korean, ThaiClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this classic silent comedy includes men shot down with guns, some hand-to-hand roughhousing, and a villain falling off a cliff. There is some drinking and smoking among the characters.
- Sexual Content
- Some romance.
- Rifles are menacingly pointed, and some men are shot with revolvers -- fatally but bloodlessly. Comical scuffling, as one hallucinating starving guy tries to eat another. The violence hardly makes an impact due to the silent format.
- Not applicable
- Social Behavior
- This is a classic underdog story where a lonesome little guy, good-hearted and unpretentious, perseveres and finds success against the odds. Also, the idea that true love is more important than money or looks.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Saloon drinking, New Years celebrating, and smoking by various characters.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it