The Gold Rush

Charles Chaplin (director, screenwriter, starring)
Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Malcolm Waite, Georgia Hale (starring)

N.p. N.p., Unknown. Vintage reference photograph from the 1942 re-release of the 1925 film, showing actors Charlie Chaplin and Mack Swain in a tense moment. With manuscript ink annotations to the verso, along with a stamp indicating that the photo came from the library of noted film historian and tastemaker Maurice Bessy.

A bravely optimistic gold prospector (Chaplin) struggles to survive in the Klondike, where prospectors face starvation, sickness, loneliness, and animal attack. Frequently considered Chaplin's greatest work, a masterpiece of the silent film era.

Set in Alaska.

8 x 10 inches. Very Good plus overall, with a short nick to the left edge.

National Film Registry. Criterion Collection 615. Rosenbaum 1000.

[Book #151997]