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The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator(1941)

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Brief Synopsis

A Jewish barber takes the place of a war-hungry dictator.

Cast & Crew

Charles Chaplin [Adenoid] Hynkel, Dictator of Tomania/A Jewish barber
Jack Oakie [Benzini] Napaloni, Dictator of Bacteria
Grace Hayle Madame Napaloni
Carter DeHaven [Sr.] Bacterian Ambassador
Maurice Moscovich Mr. Jaeckel
Emma Dunn Mrs. Jaeckel
Bernard Gorcey Mr. Mann
Paul Weigel Mr. Agar
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 15 Oct 1940
Release Date:  1941 Production Date:  none available
1987
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  United Artists Corp.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  Charles Chaplin Film Corp.
Duration(mins):  127 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  13    

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  • Look up, Hannah

    Dawn 2013-06-03

    This has to rank among the all-time great movies. Beautifully photographed, with moments of laugh-out-loud humor set over a theme of underlying horror.... MORE>

  • My First Charlie Chaplin Full Film

    GypsyPi3000 2013-04-16

    Wow! I am absolutely amazed at this film. Previously, I've really only known Chaplin as the iconic funny mime guy. But this film showed me a depth... MORE>

  • Great Classic(1941)

    nshepard 2013-04-16

    Far be it for Chaplin not to take on History itself as he parodies the tragedy of War and the Great misguided/twisted Egos that inspire it, kinda like... MORE>