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The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush(1925)

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Alternate Versions

Original silent version runs 82 minutes and exists in several Public Domain versions, some utilizing different subtitles and opening credit cards. Some of these versions eliminate quick cutaway shots.

There is a 1942 re-issue version, prepared by Chaplin himself, which uses his own narration, music score, and editing (running time: 72 minutes). This version is the only one which has its copyright owned by the Chaplin Film company. Many scenes of the 1942 version derived from an alternate camera that was shooting simultaneously. This explains some of the very slight differences in camera angle.

Silent versions runs 82 minutes at today's current projection speeds, but silent versions during the 1925 projection rate would have run closer to 96-100 minutes. The 1942 reissue took out a few scenes as well as all the subtitles, and at sound speed runs 72 minutes.

2003 DVD release primarily spotlights the 1942 sound version, with one of the silent versions as a bonus feature.

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