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Charles Chaplin

The Great Dictator

125' - 1940 - War, Drama, Comedy - Dialogue: Latin, Esperanto, English
Director: Charles Chaplin Composer: Charles Chaplin, Meredith Willson With: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie
This film, in which the ruler of Tomania, dictator Adenoid Hynkel, is mistaken for his doppelgänger – a Jewish barber who has escaped from a concentration camp -, is one of the most successful biting and satirical verdicts on fascism ever made. Like no other film of the time, it succeeded in pointing out the dangers of the Führer’s obsession to rule the world and his racist madness. At the end of the film, Chaplin juxtaposes images of barbarity with an impassioned humanist speech on the part of the little Jewish barber.

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Credits

Director

Charles Chaplin

Composer

Charles Chaplin, Meredith Willson

With

Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie

Scenario

Charles Chaplin

Director of Photography

Karl Struss, Roland Totheroh

Editor

Willard Nico, Harold Rice

Producer

Charles Chaplin

More information

Dialogue

Latin, Esperanto, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Year

1940

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