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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.
Fantastic movie that I hadn't seen in a very long time. Great addition to my collection of CLASSICS!Published 22 days ago by Spec5FirstCav
With surprisingly lighthearted look into the dark history of WWII, Charlie Chaplin delivers a satire unmatched to any that I have seen before. I was truly entranced by this film. Read morePublished 29 days ago by NoobWithANikon
absolutely, positively, amazingly one of the greatest movies ever made. It is topical even today.Published 1 month ago by Todd D. Rainer
Favorite movie ever. My friends make fun of me because my favorite movie is a black and white one from 1940 but you can't get this leave of entertainment anymore, it's a true... Read morePublished 1 month ago by jeremy talo
the recording was good quality,I did enjoy watching the movie,everything is goodPublished 1 month ago by JOHN H.
Loved the film.There are sound problems in the middle portion of the film. Is this true on all Great Dictator DVD's or is mine flawed? Read morePublished 2 months ago by john r. alexander