Come heil or high water, Charles Chaplin is in the fight! And the result is a celebrated classic honored in 2000 as one of the American Film Institute's Top- 100 American Comedies. The U.S. was not yet in World War II when Chaplin leveled his comedy arsenal at Der Fuhrer by playing the dual roles of Hitler-like Adenoid Hynkel and a Jewish barber who is a dead-ringer look-alike for der Nutsie. Puns, sight gags and slapstick abound as Chaplin skewers fascism, balancing his attack with poignant scenes of a ghetto in the clutches of storm-trooping terror. Immortal bits include Hynkel's besotted dance with a globe, the upside-down flight and Hynkel and a Mussolini-like Jack Oakie madly cranking their barber chairs higher and higher. Great comedy meets great filmmaking passion in The Great Dictator.

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The Great Dictator (1940)

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War/Drama/Comedy · 2h 5m · 3/7/1941

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The Comedy Masterpiece!

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Come heil or high water, Charles Chaplin is in the fight! And the result is a celebrated classic honored in 2000 as one of the American Film Institute's Top- 100 American Comedies. The U.S. was not yet in World War II when Chaplin leveled his comedy arsenal at Der Fuhrer by playing the dual roles of Hitler-like Adenoid Hynkel and a Jewish barber who is a dead-ringer look-alike for der Nutsie. Puns, sight gags and slapstick abound as Chaplin skewers fascism, balancing his attack with poignant scenes of a ghetto in the clutches of storm-trooping terror. Immortal bits include Hynkel's besotted dance with a globe, the upside-down flight and Hynkel and a Mussolini-like Jack Oakie madly cranking their barber chairs higher and higher. Great comedy meets great filmmaking passion in The Great Dictator.

Where to Watch

Status

Released

Languages

English, German

Country

United States

Production Company

Charles Chaplin Film Corporation

Budget

$2,000,000

Revenue

$11,000,000
Part Of
Cast
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Charles Chaplin

Hynkel - Dictator of Tomania / A Jewish Barber
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Jack Oakie

Napaloni - Dictator of Bacteria
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Reginald Gardiner

Schultz
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Henry Daniell

Garbitsch
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Billy Gilbert

Herring
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Grace Hayle

Madame Napaloni
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Carter DeHaven

Bacterian Ambassador (as Carter De Haven)
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Paulette Goddard

Hannah
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Maurice Moscovitch

Mr. Jaeckel (as Maurice Moscovich)
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Emma Dunn

Mrs. Jaeckel
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Bernard Gorcey

Mr. Mann
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Paul Weigel

Mr. Agar
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Chester Conklin

Barber's Customer
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Esther Michelson

Jewish Woman
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Hank Mann

Storm Trooper Stealing Fruit
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Florence Wright

Blonde Secretary
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Eddie Gribbon

Tomanian Storm Trooper
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Rudolph Anders

Tomanian Commandant at Osterlich (as Robert O. Davis)
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Eddie Dunn

Whitewashed Storm Trooper
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Nita Pike

Secretary
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George Lynn

Commander of Storm Troopers (as Peter Lynn)
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Wheeler Dryden

Heinrich Schtick - Translator (voice)
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John Alban

Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Fred Aldrich

Soldier (uncredited)
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Richard Alexander

Tomainian Prison Guard in 1918 (uncredited)
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Sig Arno

Compact Parachute Inventor (uncredited)
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William Arnold

Tomanian Officer (uncredited)
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Walter Bacon

Storm Trooper (uncredited)
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Brandon Beach

Doctor (uncredited)
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Joe Bordeaux

Ghetto Extra (uncredited)
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Chet Brandenburg

Soldier (uncredited)
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Don Brodie

Reporter from International Press (uncredited)
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James Carlisle

Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Tom Coleman

Guard (uncredited)
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Hans Conried

Undetermined Role (uncredited)
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Gino Corrado

Sculptor (uncredited)
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Oliver Cross

Ball Guest (uncredited)
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John Davidson

Hospital Superintendent (uncredited)
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Max Davidson

Jewish Man (uncredited)
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Lew Davis

Hospital Orderly (uncredited)
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Francis Ernest Drake

Storm Trooper (uncredited)
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Pat Flaherty

Friendly Storm Trooper (uncredited)
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Bud Geary

Storm Trooper (uncredited)
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Jack Gordon

Soldier (uncredited)
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Herschel Graham

Soldier (uncredited)
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Sam Harris

Officer (uncredited)
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Eddie Hart

Policeman (uncredited)
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Leyland Hodgson

Big Bertha Gunnery Officer (uncredited)
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William Irving

Man Seated on Bed (uncredited)
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Charles Irwin

Banquet Butler (uncredited)
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Ethelreda Leopold

Blonde Secretary (uncredited)
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Clyde McLeod

Soldier (uncredited)
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Russell Meeker

Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Torben Meyer

Bald Barbershop Customer (uncredited)
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Jules Michelson

Man in Ghetto (uncredited)
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Bert Moorhouse

Hynkel's Staff Officer (uncredited)
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George Nardelli

Soldier (uncredited)
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Nellie V. Nichols

Jewish Woman (uncredited)
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Manuel París

Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Jack Perrin

Jewish Man (uncredited)
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Alexander Pollard

Servant (uncredited)
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Lucien Prival

Storm Trooper Officer (uncredited)
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John Rice

Storm Trooper (uncredited)
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Cyril Ring

Officer Extra (uncredited)
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Wyn Ritchie Evans

Woman in Crowd (uncredited)
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Henry Roquemore

Soldier (uncredited)
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Tiny Sandford

Soldier in 1918 Tomainia (uncredited)
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Francesca Santoro

Aggie (uncredited)
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Hans Schumm

Soldier (uncredited)
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Harry Semels

Jewish Fruit Stand Proprietor (uncredited)
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Count Stefenelli

Ball Guest (uncredited)
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Bert Stevens

Guard (uncredited)
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Charles Sullivan

Prison Guard (uncredited)
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Carl Voss

Officer (uncredited)
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Leonard Walker

Conductor (uncredited)
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Leo White

Hynkel's Barber (uncredited)
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Harry Wilson

Soldier in Field (uncredited)
Crew
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Charles Chaplin

Director
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Charles Chaplin

Writer
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Charles Chaplin

Producer
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Carter DeHaven

Producer
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Charles Chaplin

Music
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Meredith Willson

Music
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Karl Struss

Cinematograpy
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Roland Totheroh

Cinematograpy
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Willard Nico

Editor
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Harold Rice

Editor
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J. Russell Spencer

Art
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Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Dictator

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Great Dictator: Chaplin Collection

(DVD)

7/1/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Dictator

(DVD, Digipack)

7/1/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Dictator

(DVD)

4/11/2000

Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Dictator

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/24/2011

Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Dictator

(DVD, Digibook)

7/1/2003

Disc Title Front Cover

The Great Dictator

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD, Low))

5/24/2011

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