The Great Dictator (1940)

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Come heil or high water, Charles Chaplin is in the fight! And the result is a celebrated classic honoured in 2000 as one of the American Film Institute's Top-100 American Comedies.

The U.S. was not yet in World War II when Chaplin leveled his comedy arsenal at Der Fuhrer by playing the dual roles of Hitler-like Adenoid Hynkel and a Jewish barber who is a dead-ringer look-alike for der Nutsie. Puns, sight gags and slapstick abound as Chaplin skewers fascism, balancing his attack with poignant scenes of a ghetto in the clutches of storm-trooping terror. Immortal bits include Hynkel's besotted dance with a globe, the upside-down flight and Hynkel and a Mussolini-like Jack Oakie madly cranking their barber chairs higher and higher. Great comedy meets great filmmaking passion in The Great Dictator.

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Charles Chaplin
Jack Oakie
Reginald Gardiner
Henry Daniell
Billy Gilbert
Grace Hayle
Carter DeHaven
Paulette Goddard
Maurice Moscovitch
Emma Dunn
Bernard Gorcey
Paul Weigel
Chester Conklin
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Charles Chaplin
Charles Chaplin
Genre Year Running Time Format Region Coding Dual
Comedy 1940 119:47 576i (PAL) 2 4 5
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English Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), English Dolby Digital 5.1 (448Kb/s), German Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s), Spanish Dolby Digital 2.0 (192Kb/s)
English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Croatian, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Polish, Turkish, Hebrew, Russian, English for the Hearing Impaired, German for the Hearing Impaired
Main Menu Audio, Featurette-The Tramp And The Dictator, Featurette-Footage Shot On The Set Of The Film, By Sydney Chaplin, Deleted Scenes, Featurette-Excerpt From Monsieur Verdoux (1947), Gallery-Poster, Trailer-Scenes From Films In The Chaplin Collection
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