1925 | THE GOLD RUSH

In the creation of comedy, it is paradoxical that tragedy stimulates the spirit of ridicule; because ridicule, I suppose, is an attitude of defiance: we must laugh in the face of our helplessness against the forces of nature – or go insane. 

From: My Autobiography (Simon & Shuster, 1964)


1925 | Charlie Chaplin
The Gold Rush

Out of this harrowing tragedy I conceived one of our funniest scenes. In dire hunger I boil my shoe and eat it, picking the nails as though they were bones of a delicious capon, and eating the shoe-laces as though they were spaghetti. 

From: My Autobiography (Simon & Shuster, 1964)


1925 | Charlie Chaplin
The Gold Rush


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