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The Great Dictator is a american film of genre Drama directed by Charlie Chaplin released in USA on 7 march 1941 with Charlie Chaplin

The Great Dictator (1940)

The Great Dictator
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Released in USA 7 march 1941
Length 2h4
Directed by
Genres Drama,    War,    Comedy,    Comedy-drama
Rating83% 4.1994354.1994354.1994354.1994354.199435

The Great Dictator is a 1940 American satirical political comedy-drama film written, directed, produced, scored by and starring Charlie Chaplin, following the tradition of many of his other films. Having been the only Hollywood film-maker to continue to make silent films well into the period of sound films, this was Chaplin's first true talking picture.

Chaplin's film advanced a stirring, controversial condemnation of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini, fascism, antisemitism, and the Nazis. At the time of its first release, the United States was still formally at peace with Nazi Germany. Chaplin plays both leading roles: a ruthless fascist dictator, and a persecuted Jewish barber.

The Great Dictator was popular with audiences, becoming Chaplin's most commercially successful film. Modern critics have also praised it as a historically significant film and an important work of satire. The Great Dictator was nominated for five Academy Awards.

In his 1964 autobiography, Chaplin stated that he could not have made the film if he had known about the true extent of the horrors of the Nazi concentration camps at the time.


The action starts in 1918, with the collapse of the Tomainian (German) army. A Jewish barber saves the life of a wounded pilot, Schultz, but loses his own memory through concussion.


Charlie Chaplin

(Adenoid Hynkel, Dictator of Tomania / A Jewish Barber)
Paulette Goddard

Jack Oakie

(Benzino Napaloni, Dictator of Bacteria)
Reginald Gardiner

(Commander Schultz)
Henry Daniell

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Charlie Chaplin filmography

The Face on the Barroom Floor (1914) The New Janitor (1914) His Musical Career (1914) Laughing Gas (1914) The Rounders (1914) Twenty Minutes of Love (1914) Mabel's Married Life (1914) Gentlemen of Nerve (1914) Getting Acquainted (1914) His New Profession (1914) The Property Man (1914) The Masquerader (1914) Dough and Dynamite (1914) His Prehistoric Past (1914) His Trysting Places (1914) Those Love Pangs (1914) Recreation (1914) Her Friend the Bandit (1914) A Busy Day (1914) Caught in the Rain (1914) A Night Out (1915) By the Sea (1915) Work (1915) A Night in the Show (1915) The Champion (1915) In the Park (1915) His New Job (1915) The Bank (1915) Shanghaied (1915) His Regeneration (1915) A Woman (1915) A Jitney Elopement (1915) The Tramp (1915) One A.M. (1916) The Pawnshop (1916) The Rink (1916) Behind the Screen (1916) A Burlesque on Carmen (1916) Police (1916) The Count (1916) The Fireman (1916) The Vagabond (1916) The Floorwalker (1916) The Adventurer (1917) The Cure (1917) Easy Street (1917) The Immigrant (1917) The Bond (1918) Shoulder Arms (1918) A Dog's Life (1918) Triple Trouble (1918) A Day's Pleasure (1919) The Professor (1919) Sunnyside (1919) The Idle Class (1921) The Kid (1921) Pay Day (1922) The Pilgrim (1923) A Woman of Paris: A Drama of Fate (1923) The Gold Rush (1925) The Circus (1928) City Lights (1931) Modern Times (1936) The Great Dictator (1940) Monsieur Verdoux (1947) Limelight (1952) A King in New York (1957) The Chaplin Revue (1959) A Countess from Hong Kong (1967)


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