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The Great Dictator (1940)

Passed   |    |  Comedy, Drama, War


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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

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  • Charlie Chaplin at a press conference for the premiere of "The Great Dictator" Waldorf Astoria Hotel, New York City October 1940
  • Charles Chaplin in The Great Dictator (1940)
  • Charles Chaplin in The Great Dictator (1940)
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Director:

Charles Chaplin

Writer:

Charles Chaplin

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Charles Chaplin (Adenoid Hynkel/The Jewish Barber) and Jack Oakie died only twenty-nine days apart. Chaplin died on December 25, 1977 and Oakie on January 23, 1978.


Quotes

Title Cards: Note, any resemblance between Hynkle the Dictator and the Jewish Barber is purely co-incidental.
Title Cards: This is a story of a period between two World Wars - an interim in which Insanity cut loose. Liberty took a nose dive, and Humanity was kicked around ...


Goofs

(at around 11 mins) When the Barber and Schultz are flying upside down, the wire waving Schultz's scarf is visible.


Crazy Credits

The film is obviously a satire on Adolf Hitler, represented by Adenoid Hynkel, and its story is based on Hynkel looking exactly like "a Jewish barber": both are played by Charles Chaplin. But it begins with a notice: "Any resemblance between Hynkel the dictator and the Jewish barber is purely co-incidental".

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Genres

Comedy | Drama | War

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