The Gold Rush (Charlie Chaplin, 1925)

What's it about? The Tramp (Charlie Chaplin) heads off on the Klondike Gold Rush to make his fortune, but ends up stranded in a cabin with a dangerous fugitive.

Is it any good? Snow, bears, bread rolls, a giant chicken & a boiled boot - all the ingredients for a truly classic comedy. Touching, inventive and, most importantly, uproariously funny.


Anything else I should know? Chaplin's bread roll dance is one of the most famous scenes in movies, homaged by Johnny Depp in Benny & Joon, The Three Stooges in Pardon My Scotch and even Grandpa Simpson in a Simpsons episode, but Chaplin might well have nicked it from an earlier film, The Rough House, in which Fatty Arbuckle did something similar. Chaplin did it best, though.

What does the Fonz think? Fantastic





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