The Great Dictator

Genre:  Comedy, Drama, War
Running Time:  124 min.
Release Date: January 24, 2003

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Cast: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Henry Daniell, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Billy Gilbert


In the 1930s, Tomania falls under the control of dictator Adenoid Hynkel, who dreams of world domination. In the Jewish district of the capital lives a barber who looks so much like Hynkel that he could be his twin. During the First World War, the barber had saved the life of a military pilot named Schultz, who has now become a commanding officer. Schultz pays the barber back by protecting the area in which he lives from anti-Semites. But when Schultz is arrested for being too friendly with Jews, both men are taken to a concentration camp. Later, the two men escape and the barber is mistaken for Hynkel. He takes the opportunity to make a radio speech in the dictator’s place.

Director: Charles Chaplin
Studio: United Artists Films
Producer(s): Charles Chaplin
Screenplay: Charles Chaplin

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