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The Great Dictator

Show Type: Movie
Language: English
Genre: Comedy,War

Show description

During the First World War, a clumsy soldier (Charles Chaplin) saves the life of Schultz (Reginald Gardiner), a military pilot. But they crash and the soldier loses his memory. He gets out of the hospital after many years and reopens his barber shop in the Jewish ghetto. Dictator Hynkel (Charles Chaplin), who resembles the barber, hates the Jews and they are treated shabbily. The barber lands in trouble and is brought before a commanding officer, who is none other than S...Read More

Show Details

Release Date
15 October 1940 (USA)
IMDB Rating
Nominated For
Oscar Awards in 1941 for Best Picture, Best Actor: Charles Chaplin, Best Actor in a Supporting Role: Jack Oakie.
Also Known As
The Dictator (USA)
This is the first Charles Chaplin film since Behind the Screen (1916) in which Chaplin plays a character who is actually identified by name. His famous Tramp character was rarely given a name, though he was often referred to as Charlie. The tramp-like barber in this film remains unnamed, but the Dictator is clearly referred to by name.
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Billy Gilbert, Grace Hayle
Charles Chaplin, Wheeler Dryden
Charles Chaplin
Charles Chaplin
Music Director
Meredith Wilson, Charlie Chaplin

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