The Great Dictator




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Release Date  Jan 11, 2011
Starring  Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert
Director  Charles Chaplin
Screen Format  Widescreen
Video Format  1.33:1
Audio  LPCM Mono
Language  English
Subtitles  Spanish
Year  1940
Running Time  125 Minutes
Genre  Comedy
Version  US
  MPAA G
General Audiences – Suitable for all ages.
PAX-Code PAX0004579052
Item Code  715515080613

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In his notorious masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin (City Lights, Modern Times) offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin (in his first pure talkie) brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish Tomanian dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Oakie (Thieves' Highway, Lover Come Back) and Paulette Goddard (Modern Times, The Women) in stellar supporting turns, The Great Dictator, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.'s official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplin's famously impassioned plea for tolerance.


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