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The Great Dictator (1940)

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Starring (View all)
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


Written by
Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin
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Charlie Chaplin final speech in The Great Dictator

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Brilliant Chaplin stuff!

13 years, 6 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

7 years, 5 months ago at May 15 22:00
1 vote
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!!

11 years, 8 months 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: 7 March 1941
UPC: 014381918328
Tags: Comedy (31), 1940s (20), Satire (19), Drama (14), War (12), 1940 (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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