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The Gold Rush, with Charlie Chaplin (1925)


Released in 1925, this film follows The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) on his travels to the Yukon to take part in the Klondike Gold Rush. Bad weather strands him in a remote cabin with Big Jim, a prospector who has found a large gold deposit (Mack Swain) and Black Larsen, an escaped fugitive (Tom Murray), after which they part ways, with Big Jim and Black Larsen fighting over the prospector's claim, ending with Big Jim receiving a blow to the head and Black Larsen 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 looking after another prospector's cabin, he falls in love with a lonely saloon girl (Georgia Hale) whom he mistakenly thinks has fallen in love with him. He soon finds himself waylaid by Big Jim, who has developed amnesia and needs the Tramp to help him find his claim by leading him back to the first cabin.

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