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The Great Dictator

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Year :
Cast :
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Henry Daniell, Reginald Gardiner, Billy Gilbert, Maurice Moscovich, Emma Dunn, Bernard Gorcey, Paul Weigel, Grace Hayle, Carter De Haven, Chester Conklin...
Production :
United Artists
Description :
A barber wounded during the First World War returns home after 20 years within hospital walls. His shop has grown full of cobwebs and dust, but it is the hateful graffiti on his shop window that takes him totally by surprise. Hynkel, the tyrannical dictator, and his henchmen persecute the barber, as well as the rest of the Jewish community, including the beautiful Hannah… A visionary satire that marked history, just as history itself left its mark on the film.
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The Final Speech from The Great Dictator

I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone - if possible...

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The Great Dictator Synopsis

During World War I, an anonymous private, (Chaplin) fighting in the army of Tomania, effects the valiant rescue of an officer...

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Dan James (and Charlie Chaplin)

Recently the Chaplin office was lucky enough to acquire a series of photographs by Dan James, Assistant Director on The Great Dictator...

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The Score of The Great Dictator

In July 1940, Charlie Chaplin finished shooting *The Great Dictator*, but there was still plenty of work to be done. Chaplin worked on the score with 38-year-old American composer, Meredith Willson

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Filming The Great Dictator

By waging war against Hitler via the silver screen, Chaplin was making a personal commitment and, albeit with more gravitas, repeating the experience of Shoulder Arms...