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February 9, 2024
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


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Virtual - Friday Night Film Discussion: "The Gold Rush" *For Adults

Friday, February 9, 2024

Welcome to our Friday Night Film Discussions! Today, we’ll be discussing “The Gold Rush" a silent film featuring Charlie Chaplin as a prospector who goes to the Klondike during the 1890s gold rush in hopes of making his fortune, and is smitten with a girl he sees in a dance hall.

 The way it works:

PRIOR to the meeting (whenever works for your schedule), watch "The Gold Rush" on Hoopla - one of the library's video streaming service - and then come to the meeting prepared to discuss!

You will need an Ashland library card or a Boston Public Library e-card to use Hoopla. Click here to access Hoopla or for more info on the BPL e-card (see if you are eligible and then register - you can use any of BPL's online resources with this card!).

Please register to receive the program link - which will be in your confirmation and reminder emails (check your spam folder for them!). Contact with any questions.


In this classic silent comedy, the Little Tramp (Charles Chaplin) heads north to join in the Klondike gold rush. Trapped in a small cabin by a blizzard, the Tramp is forced to share close quarters with a successful prospector (Mack Swain) and a fugitive (Tom Murray). Eventually able to leave the cabin, he falls for a lovely barmaid (Georgia Hale), trying valiantly to win her affections. When the prospector needs help locating his claim, it appears the Tramp's fortunes may change.

Running Time: 1 hr 22 mins

Year: 1925

Director:   Charlie Chaplin

Features:  Charlie Chaplin, Tom Murray, Georgia Hale

Language:  Silent Film/English

This program is sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Public Library.

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