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The Gold Rush

The Gold Rush(1925)

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Trivia

  • The 2,500 men playing prospectors were real vagrants who were hired for one day's pay.
  • There was 27 times more film shot than appeared in the final cut.
  • The only location shot used in the final cut of the film is opening shot of the miners heading up Chilkoot Pass.
  • The scene where The Lone Prospector and Big Jim have a boot for supper took three days and 63 takes to suit director Charles Chaplin. The boot was made of licorice, and Chaplin was later rushed to hospital suffering insulin shock.
  • This film was selected to the National Film Registry, Library of Congress, in 1992.

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