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The Great Dictator

G| 2 hr. 8 min.

Plot Summary
After dedicated service in the Great War, a Jewish barber (Charles Chaplin) spends years in an army hospital recovering from his wounds, unaware of the simultaneous rise of fascist dictator Adenoid Hynkel (also Chaplin) and his anti-Semitic policies. When the barber, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Hynkel, returns to his quiet neighborhood, he is stunned by the brutal changes and recklessly joins a beautiful girl (Paulette Goddard) and her neighbors in rebelling.

Cast: Charles Chaplin , Paulette Goddard , Jack Oakie , Reginald Gardiner , Henry Daniell , Billy Gilbert , Maurice Moscovich , Emma Dunn

Director: Charles Chaplin

Genres: Comedy

Distributor: United Artists

The Great Dictator (1940)

Release Date: March 7th, 1940|2 hr. 8 min.

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