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The Great Dictator 1940

  • Charles Chaplin
  • October 15, 1940
  • 125 mins
  • English
  • Comedy
Once again - the whole world laughs!
Chaplin plays two totally opposite roles in his first "talkie," giving a superb display of his boundless talent for both inspired comedy and powerful drama. One of his masterfully drawn characters is a Jewish barber facing the constant threat of storm troopers and religious persecution. The other is the great dictator, Hynkel, a brilliant lampoon of Adolph Hitler that is awesome proof of Chaplin's pantomime genius. The movie's famous highlight comes in its final scene, when Chaplin steps out of character and addresses the camera with an eloquent plea for the triumph of reason and humanity over mindless militarism.


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You broke my heart, Chaplin. This is one of the most disappointing movies I've seen.

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i'm only 20 years old and i just saw this for the first time. Some scenes had me dying from laughter and others had me depressed. Great movie

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One of the only movies that's almost fifty years older than I am that I actually love

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