One of the icons of silent comedy in one of his most iconic films. Yes, I am referring to Charlie Chaplin in The Gold Rush, aka The One with the Edible Shoe and the Roll Dance.
Step 1: Take off your shoes (or shoe)
Step 2: Put shoes (or shoe) on hands
Step 3: Put blanket over head
Step 4: Ha! Fooled you!
Charlie Chaplin’s iconic comedy of the Alaskan Gold Rush has charmed audiences for decades but most people have seen the 1942 recut. How does it measure up to the 1925 original? We’re going to examine the film’s continuing appeal and the differences between the two releases.