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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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  • Chaplin

    Ellen 2016-03-22

    Great movie great message. Charlie Chaplin was brilliant in this movie and the message one of hope. Whatever his politics this movie has moved me. Thank... MORE>

  • Sin-sational Socialist Satire

    Will Fox 2016-03-21

    Charlie Chaplin's first talkie successfully satires Socialism's sinister sides, countless, ruthless brutalities against citizens. Awakening... MORE>

  • Charlie Chaplin The Great Genuis

    Beatrice Didio 2015-11-02

    This has to be one of my favorite films by Mr. Chaplin. He was brave to face Hitler with this mockery at a time when others held back their criticism. His... MORE>