The Gold Rush

Synopsis: A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to win her heart with his singular charm.
Director(s): Charles Chaplin
Production: Janus Films
  Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 3 wins & 1 nomination.
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95 min

Then came the parting of the ways,

Big Jim to his mine,|our hero to his fate.

"Goodbye," said the Little Fellow.

"It's been a great pleasure|knowing you."

Treachery awaited Big Jim|at his mountain of gold.

Big Jim looked deep into the eyes

of Black Larson

and saw there the soul of a skunk.

Caught in a maelstrom|of desperate deeds,

Black Larson swept on|to impending doom.

And out of a dream|in that frozen waste, a city grew.

And humanity warmed it with living,|loving and desiring.


Jack was a ladies' man.

Georgia was quick and impulsive,

proud and independent.

In the evening Georgia worked|as a dancehall girl.

Jack had lots of appeal for Georgia.

Perhaps that's why she resented him.

Out of the night|came the Little Fellow,

towards the dancehall,|that beacon light of pleasure,

that retreat of lost dreams.

"Georgia,|why aren't you nice to Jack?"

"I believe he really likes you,"|said the girl.

"He likes everybody,"|said Georgia quite audibly.

"I'm bored with this place,"|she continued.

"I'd give it all up if I could find|someone honest and worthwhile."

"Don't worry,|I'll find him someday."

Then she turned

and looked and looked

and looked.

"Kinda fresh, ain't ya?"|Thought Jack.

"Get down off that high horse."

"Me and you are gonna dance."

"Hey there, pan out a tune."

"Just a moment,|I said we're gonna dance."

"I beg your pardon," said Georgia.

To show her utter contempt for Jack,

she picked out the most deplorable|looking tramp in the dancehall.

"Hey you, come here."

"Yes, you. Do you want to dance?"

"You see, I'm very particular|about whom I dance with."

And there he stood,|the dauntless cavalier, guarding...

her sanctuary.

"If you wanna make a hit|with your lady friend,"

"you should put your hat|on straight, like this!"

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