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The Great Dictator

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Released March 7th, 1940, 'The Great Dictator' stars Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner The G movie has a runtime of about 2 hr 8 min, and received a score of (out of 100) on Metacritic, which assembled reviews from knowledgeable critics.

You probably already know what the movie's about, but just in case... Here's the plot: "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."

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