When I started watching this movie, I expected it to be just like a Buster Keaton. Of course, this movie was only about half as good as Buster's but still, it was refreshing to see a funny movie of quality after some of the shitty movies I have been viewing lately.
This film is about Tramp who goes to Alaska to search for gold. While there, he meets some really wacky characters including Big Jim and Georgia, a girl he is in love with.
I always try to get the bad stuff over with first and this review will be no different. First of all, the gags aren't as funny or daring as Keaton's. During the famous joke, when Chaplin is dancing, I just stared at the screen blank-faced. Not really my sense of humor. A couple of the gags I laughed out loud with like whenever the house was falling off the cliff. If you looking for a really funny movie, however, go for Keaton. This movie can also be slow in parts as well, which led to quite a few moments of boredom.
I did think this movie was entertaining most of the time. I wouldn't say you had to see if you were studying film, but it is kind of a light watch especially after the previous movie.
The dancing roll scene was so popular that audiences had the projectionists replay it. Really? I mean, really??
Charles Chaplin's wife was originally going to play Georgia but she got pregnant so the role went to Georgia Hale. Chaplin was having an affair with Hale during production. What a jackass. You will never be Keaton, jerk!
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