Old hand drawn vintage cinema poster of the Charlie Chaplin silent classic, The Gold Rush (1925) for sale.
This is an actual surviving poster of The Gold Rush that was released in India by the National Film Development Corporation of India (NFDC).
The Gold Rush has been rated by some critics as the second greatest film in the history of world cinema.
The Gold Rush was Charlie Chaplin’s personal favorite. He is known to have stated numerous times on record that it is the one film he would like to be remembered for. The Gold Rush also has the distinction of being the first of Chaplin’s silent films to be later converted into sound. This makes the poster, highly collectible.
Designed, printed and circulated in India somewhere in the 1970s/1980s during the film’s release in India, this poster was originally intended for publicity but never ended up being used.
This simplistic poster features a large black and white silhouette of Charlie Chaplin set against a white background. A still photograph from the film is seen pasted at the bottom. The title of the film is highlighted in gold to match its description.
The Gold Rush is a 1925 silent comedy written, produced, directed by, and starring Charlie Chaplin, who appears in his infamous Little Tramp avatar.
The “roll dance” performed by Charlie Chaplin’s tramp character in the film is considered one of the most memorable scenes in film history.
In 1942, Charlie Chaplin released a new version of The Gold Rush, taking the original silent 1925 film and composing and recording a musical score. The Gold Rush was the first of Chaplin’s classic silents that he converted to a sound version in this fashion.
At the 1958 Brussels World Fair, critics rated it the second greatest film in history, behind only Eisenstein’s The Battleship Potemkin. In 1992 The Gold Rush was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.
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