A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He gets mixed up with some burly characters and falls in love with the beautiful Georgia. He tries to win her heart with his singular charm.
Renowned as the richest gold strike in North American mining history, the Klondike Gold Rush (1896-1899) set off a stampede of over 100,000 people on a colossal journey from Alaska to the gold fields of Canada's Yukon Territory. Filled with the frontier spirit, prospectors came and gave rise to what was one of the largest cities in Canada at that time - Dawson City. The boomtown, which became known as "the Paris of the North", earned the reputation as a place where lives could be revolutionized. Brought to life with excerpts from the celebrated book The Klondike Stampede - published in 1900 by Harper's Weekly correspondent Tappan Adney - and featuring interviews with award-winning author Charlotte Gray, and historians Terrence Cole and Michael Gates, The Klondike Gold Rush is an incredible story of determination, luck, fortune, and loss. In the end, it isn't all about the gold, but rather the journey to the Klondike itself.
Maisie becomes attached to a dirt-poor farmer and his family as they try to make ends meet joining hundreds of others digging for gold in a previously panned-out ghost town.
A man stops for gas on his way to dig for gold. The man at the station tells him what it was like back in 1849 in San Francisco, which we see. A sucker is hauled off the street and sat down at a card game; he dashes off as soon as someone shouts "they found gold in the hills" but others stake claims before he can. He ends up chopping off a cliff, falling down, and landing in the hospital. The doctor gives him news of another gold strike and he rushes out to begin panning. After some more mining gags and a song, we see a montage of more failed gold strikes. Back to the present day, where the storyteller claims to have sworn off gold, until a rider passes through with news of another strike, when he trades the station for the car and sets out after the gold.
California Gold Rush is set in 1849. Ryder heads to Sutter's Mill, where he must contend with claim-jumping and treachery.
A behind the scenes look at the creation of the Canadian Olympic Hockey Team and their quest for the Gold Medal.
Author Bret Harte relates the story of the discovery of gold in California at Sutter's Mill, and how that discovery changed the history of the west forever.
African filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo (YAABA) discusses the influence that Charlie Chaplin has been on his work, along with archival footage of interviews with several of Chaplin's co-stars.
Against the backdrop of millennial fervor, filmmaker Joanne Cheng journeys from Times Square to Tiananmen Square seeking a definition of China on the eve of the 21st Century. Interviewing internet surfers, business executives, avant-garde artists, punk rockers, "China Watchers" and Westerners living in China, she reveals a society in transitional mode as it moves rapidly towards modernity.
A documentary explaining why Charles Chaplin re-edited his 1925 film The Gold Rush.
Fourth film in the 10 film series titled The New Option. Hon tabled a proposal to establish an assault team to take over some of the functions of the SDU. Madam So then withheld an application by Stone to increase the budget of the SDU to upgrade their equipment. Stone of course felt uneasy about this decision. Fatso told Hon that a gang of seven criminals with heavy firearms was planning to rob a factory. To be safe, Ann ordered the SDU to standby for any emergency. The assault team successfully shot or captured five gangsters after their robbery. While they were celebrating their success, the remaining two gangsters returned and opened fire on them. The SDU then stepped in and killed the two gangsters. Madam So had no choice but to shelve the idea of an assault team and approved the new SDU budget proposed by Stone.
Discover the real Wild West in this engaging travel series that examines the impact of the California gold rush on the developing nation and details some of the more colorful bandits that made the period both dangerous and exciting. Hosted by Emmy Award winner Bill Boggs, the series looks at the people who made history and features useful tips for visiting significant sites today, including suggestions on hotels, routes and sightseeing.
After the Goldrush focuses specifically on the period between 1978 and his dramatic live comeback in 2008. With a mixture of performance footage, rare and classic recordings, and exclusive interviews, together with contributions from some of his closet confidantes, plus critical analysis from a host of esteemed experts, the film aims to provide the most comprehensive overview available of the maverick troubadour whilst at the very top of his game.
Why are white men poised to get rich doing the same thing African-Americans have been going to prison for?
Maxime Vermont tries to get a financial help from his father-in-law, to no avail. Deeply indebted, Maxime attempts to kill his father-in-law so that he could make quick money.
For thousands of years, gold has been the most treasured and coveted of all metals. But extraction sites are dwindling and what little gold that remains is harder and harder to mine. However, there is a place where you can still find vast quantities of gold. Underwater archaeology has revealed that 3 million shipwrecks litter the ocean floor, 3,500 of which sunk with cargoes of ’precious metals’ onboard. Billions of dollars worth of gold, just sitting there, at the bottom of the sea. With today’s technology, this gold is in reach.
Follow the lives of ambitious miners as they head north in pursuit of gold. With new miners, new claims, new machines and new ways to pull gold out of the ground, the stakes are higher than ever. But will big risks lead to an even bigger pay out?
Gold miners Dakota Fred and his son Dustin are back – returning to McKinley Creek Alaska, determined to make a fortune no matter the risk. But to find the big gold payout, they'll put their lives on the line by diving deep beneath the raging waters of one of Alaska's wildest creeks.
Dave Turin visits several disused gold mines around the Western United States and decides which mine to get up and running, turning it into a profitable, working mine.
Gold Rush is a reality competition created by Mark Burnett and AOL and hosted by Mark Steines. The format is of an internet scavenger hunt that is offering chances to win $US50,000, $100,000 and $1,000,000. Gold Rush consists of 13 rounds of game play. In order to qualify for a chance to win, participants will have to correctly complete a series of tasks on AOL.com’s Gold Rush hub in order to stockpile virtual gold bars. Many of these tasks will consist of pop culture trivia challenges. Clues to help solve each of the challenges will be found in CBS Television programs and commercials, magazines, radio, song lyrics, and on AOL. In each round, the first three players who complete the challenges and collect 12 virtual gold bars will be taken to a location somewhere in the United States where they will compete on-camera in a head-to-head, reality-style competition for a chance to win $100,000 in gold. In the Finale Round of Gold Rush, the 12 previous $100,000 winners return, joined by 6 new contestants, to vie for the $1 million grand prize. Various companies have all signed on as partners of Gold Rush. Each company’s brand will be integrated into various parts of Gold Rush, including game clues and challenges throughout the game.
The crew members delve into their pasts before striking gold.
A behind the scenes look, as the cast and crew discuss the highs and lows of the latest gold mining season in Alaska.
Go behind the scenes as Executive Producer Christo Doyle gets the Gold Rush miners to give us the dirt on life at the mine.
Dan Snow leads a team of adventurers on an epic journey across the Canadian wilderness, following in the footsteps of the 19th-century Klondike gold rush. Their mission? To find their own gold.