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The Great Dictator [DVD] [Criterion Collection]

  • G
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Charlie Chaplin has a dual role in this film, his first with dialogue. He plays a sweet-natured Jewish barber and a murderous Hitler-type dictator with such satirical impact that it counterbalanced the oratory of Adolf Hitler. Particularly delectable comic scenes are Hynkel's balletic "pas de deux" with a globe, and a cream cake fight between Hynkel and Napoloni, the dictator of Bacteria.
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  • Credits
    Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Marion Levy, Jack Oakie, Lewis Delaney Offield, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert, Maurice Moscovich, Emma Dunn, Grace Hayle, Carter DeHaven, Bernard Gorcey, Paul Weigel, Chester Conklin, Hank Mann
  • Critic Reviews
    "[W]ith several immaculately realised sequences of pure visual comedy of which the globe-dance is merely the most iconic."
    Sight and Sound Critic

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