The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator
by Charlie Chaplin1h591939United States

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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.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Production Compagny : Charles Chaplin Productions
    • Distributor : MK2
    • Photo Director : Karl Struss, Roland Totheroh
    • Set Decoration : J. Russell Spencer
    • Editing : Willard Nico
    • Sound Recorder : Glenn Rominger, Percy Townsend
    • Original Music : Meredith Wilson
    • Director : Charlie Chaplin
    • Scenario : Charlie Chaplin
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1939
    • French release date : 14 février 1945
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language : English

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