Gold Rush

All were invited to join the Friends of the Robbins Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6, for a free showing of the silent movie “The Gold Rush,” with pianist Richard Hughes.

Written and directed by Charlie Chaplin, who also stars, “The Gold Rush” (1925) is an action/comedy/adventure from the “Golden Age of Silent Film.”

A news release notes, "Chaplin was remembered for this film most of all because of its wildly funny story of the 'Little Tramp' character searching for gold in the Klondike to find … Fame, Fortune and most of all … LOVE."

Richard Hughes is scheduled to return to play the live piano accompaniment that matches the action in the movie.

“The music you play underscores the emotion, but it should not be flamboyant,” Hughes said. “You don’t want to take away from the film; you want to enhance it. When you go from one scene to another, it should be seamless, so they don’t notice what you do.” (The Patriot Ledger, Feb. 21, 2023)

The Friends of the Robbins Library plan to present this wonderfully entertaining silent movie in the Robbins Library Community Room (lower level), 700 Mass. Ave. The movie is 90 minutes long. The event is free and open to all. Popcorn will be served.

This news announcement from Amy McElroy of the Friends of Robbins Library was published Thursday, Nov. 30, 2023.