The Great Dictator

by Charlie Chaplin 1h59min United States 1939
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The Great Dictator
by Charlie Chaplin

A barber wounded during the First World War returns home after 20 years within hospital walls. His shop has grown full of cobwebs and dust, but it is the hateful graffiti on his shop window that takes him totally by surprise. Hynkel, the tyrannical dictator, and his henchmen persecute the barber, as well as the rest of the Jewish community, including the beautiful Hannah.
A visionary satire that marked history, just as history itself left its mark on the film.

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[ MP4 HD - Stéréo 2.0 ]


  • Charlie Chaplin : Le barbier juif / Adenoïd Hynkel, dictateur de Tomanie
  • Paulette Goddard : Hannah
  • Jack Oakie : Benzini Napaloni, le dictateur de Bacteria
  • Reginald Gardiner : Shultz
  • And with: Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert, Grace Hayle, Carter DeHaven Sr., Emma Dunn, Bernard Gorcey, Paul Weigel, Maurice Moscovitch


  • Director Charlie Chaplin
  • Scenario Charlie Chaplin
  • Photo director Karl Struss, Roland Totheroh
  • Set Design J. Russell Spencer
  • Sound Glenn Rominger, Percy Townsend
  • Editing Willard Nico
  • Original music Meredith Wilson
  • Production Compagny Charles Chaplin Productions
  • Distributor MK2

Technical information

  • Aspect ratio1,37:1
  • Printed film format35 mm
  • Original sound mixMono
  • Production1939
  • Release date for France02/14/1945
  • CategoryFeature film
  • ColorBlack and White
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Sous-titresFrançais
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