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Gold Rush Scenes in the Klondike

Film Review by Dean Duncan May 27, 2015

This is tremendous. They actually start with a shot of a newspaper headline, describing difficulties and disasters up in Dawson. The four shots that comprise this little actuality proper do nothing to support or illustrate that dire account. But pictures are so evocative!—you can imagine the problems that paper is reporting, or see that there’s so much more to this locale, and every circumstance, than the chronicles can contain. The first shot moves majestically down the street. Look at those rapids! And the lady down there at the sluice. How very exciting these old films must have been, at the time of their release. Nothing has changed. They still are.