Charlie Chaplin: The Great Dictator (Blu-ray)

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Description

The rise of Nazism is spoofed in this 1940 film, in which an amnesiac Jewish barber is mistaken for the dictator of Tomania, Adenoid Hynkel (both played by Chaplin). Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie and Reginald Gardiner co-star.

Product Details

Barcode
5021866160405
Department
Movies & TV
Released
24 Aug 2015
Type
Movies
Format
Blu-ray
Genre
Classic
Region
Region B
Language
English
Studio
Artificial Eye
Extras
  • Interactive Menus
Runtime
126 min
Age Restriction
PG
Supply Source
UK

Movie

Title
Great Dictator
Release Year
1940
Running Time
125 min
Color
B&W
Categories
Comedies / Classic / Essential Cinema / Recommended / Slapstick / Switching Roles / Vintage
Language
English
Synopsis
Charlie Chaplin has a dual role in this film, his first with dialogue. He plays a sweet-natured Jewish barber and a murderous Hitler-type dictator with such satirical impact that it counterbalanced the oratory of Adolf Hitler. Particularly delectable comic scenes are Hynkel's balletic "pas de deux" with a globe, and a cream cake fight between Hynkel and Napoloni, the dictator of Bacteria.
Notes
THE GREAT DICTATOR was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1997.

Copyright 1940 Charles Chaplin Film Corporation. Renewed 1968 The Roy Export Company Establishment.
Poster
Poster for Great Dictator
Cast & Crew
Director
Charlie Chaplin
Star
Charlie Chaplin / Chester Conklin / Henry Daniell / Carter DeHaven / Emma Dunn / Reginald Gardiner / Billy Gilbert / Paulette Goddard / Bernard Gorcey / Grace Hayle / Hank Mann / Maurice Moscovich / Jack Oakie / Paul Weigel
Composer
Meredith Willson
Producer
Charlie Chaplin
Editor
Willard Nico
Art Director
J. Russell Spencer
Cinematographer
Karl Struss / Rollie Totheroh
Movie Critics
Sight and Sound Critic
"[W]ith several immaculately realised sequences of pure visual comedy of which the globe-dance is merely the most iconic."
Michael Brooke (1 Jun 2010, )