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The Great Dictator (1940) (1941)

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Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin
Hynkel - Dictator of Tomania / A Jewish Barber
Jack Oakie Jack Oakie
Napaloni - Dictator of Bacteria
Henry Daniell Henry Daniell
Garbitsch
Billy Gilbert Billy Gilbert
Herring
Grace Hayle Grace Hayle
Madame Napaloni
Carter DeHaven Carter DeHaven
Bacterian Ambassador


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Brilliant Chaplin stuff!

11 years, 10 months ago at Apr 21 11:32
1 vote
"We've just discovered the most wonderful, the most marvelous poisinous gas. It will kill everybody."

Charlie Chaplin quickly became one of the greatest film comedians in cinema history. His films are constantly full of such witty satire, quirky characters and a mixed bag of hilarious gags.

With The Great Dictator I feel that Chaplin has really excelled himself. Alth... read more

A great classic

5 years, 9 months ago at May 15 22:00
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To be honest, even though I enjoyed Chaplin’s later work like ‘Monsieur Verdoux’ and ‘Limelight’, I wasn’t exactly blown away by these movies (I should re-watch them again though). On the other hand, you won't hear me complaining about this amazing and timeless masterpiece. Where should I start? Even though it was released 13 years after the end of the silent era, this was Charles Chap... read more

Rips off Hitler and Hitler loved it!!

10 years, 1 month ago at Jan 29 19:42
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This is definately the most serious film from Charles Chaplin of the ones that I have seen so far from him. This film is very serious obviously because it is a war film. It was a rather serious film too because of how the story was written especially when it was made. It was funny that Chaplin was ripping off Adolf Hitler with all the speeches, walks, impressions etc. It was probably scary aswell ... read more
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In Chaplin's satire on Nazi Germany, dictator Adenoid Hynkel has a double... a poor Jewish barber... who one day is mistaken for Hynkel.
Release date: 1 January 1941
UPC: 014381918328
Tags: Comedy (31), 1940s (20), Satire (19), Drama (14), Classic (13), 1940 (13), War (12), Nazi (11), Black & White (11), World War 2 (10), Political (9), Usa (9), Chaplin (8), WWII (7), Fascism (7), Black And White (6), Slapstick (5), Anti Semitism (5), IMDb Top250 (5), (5)
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"19.2. 2020 "The Great Dictator" was controversial when it was released for several different reasons. American authorities were concerned that Chaplin's film would hurt relationships between USA and Nazi Germany, but the film was released anyway and it became one of the greatest classics and true milestones of the American cinema. When Chaplin was planning "The Great Dictator", he had to face his greatest challenge yet: he had to abandon the Tramp character who was loved by countless people all"


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JulienDankBoy posted a review 12 months ago

“Good to know that people like Chaplin were dabing against Hitler and somehow that fucking idiot laught about the joke that they make to him. Like, if that are the nazis in that era, could you imagine the idiots that Trump supports right know? Jeez ” read more

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“A pesar de ser una de las obras más influyentes de la historia del cine debí decir que la gente más casual puede encontrarla un poco lenta y aburrida, sobretodo sino le llama mucho la atención las películas de la Segunda Guerra Mundial.

A mí personalmente me gustó bastante y puedo imaginarme lo que significó para alguien de la época esta cinta, trata temas que en ese momento eran sumamente sencibles de manera sutil y humorística, pero al mismo tiempo muy clara.

Pero incluso más que a los amantes de la historia la recomiendo a quienes disfruten el humor del siglo XX tipo Chespirito y apasionados del cine en general.” read more

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