(Charles Chaplin, US 1925, 95 min., 35mm)
The Canon. Bursting with iconic imagery, Charlie Chaplin’s first starring vehicle for United Artists was a blockbuster hit. Chaplin’s “little tramp” character is transplanted to the Klondike amidst gold speculation. Stranded in a blizzard, the Tramp stumbles into a cabin with two burly prospectors that maintain an uneasy truce only to the point of betrayal. Scenes such as the “roll dance,” Chaplin eating his shoe, the waltz, and the cabin teetering on the edge of oblivion have worked their way into the collective cinematic consciousness. Presented here in the 1942 re-release with Chaplin’s added score and narration.
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