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The Great Dictator

Author: Charlie ChaplinPaulette GoddardJack OakieReginald GardinerBilly GilbertAll authors
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : MK2 Éditions ; Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2003]
Series: Chaplin collection (Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.))
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Chaplin plays the double role of the persecuted Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. The barber is imprisoned, escapes, and is finally mistaken for the dictator at which point he makes an impassioned, humanistic speech which amazes the dictator's followers.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Fiction films
Comedy films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
History
Caricatures and cartoons Drama
Biographies
Teatro
Named Person: Adolf Hitler; Benito Mussolini; Charlie Chaplin; Adolf Hitler; Benito Mussolini
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Charlie Chaplin; Paulette Goddard; Jack Oakie; Reginald Gardiner; Billy Gilbert; Maurice Moscovich; Karl Struss; Roland H Totheroh; William Nico; Meredith Willson; Kevin Brownlow; Michael Kloft; United Artists Corporation.; MK2 Productions.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 079078064X 9780790780641
OCLC Number: 53400303
Language Note: English or French soundtrack, English intertitles, and optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean; closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.
Special features: documentary by Kevin Brownlow and Michael Kloft; recently discovered color footage shot on the set of the film; scenes from Sunnyside, Monsieur Verdoux and other films in the series.
Credits: Photography, Karl Struss, Roland Totheroh ; editor, William Nico ; music, Meredith Willson.
Cast: Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Billy Gilbert, Maurice Moscovich.
Awards: National Film Registry selection, 1997.
Description: 2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, region 1; Dolby Digital mono.
Contents: Disque 1. The great dictator --
Disque 2. [Matériel complémentaire].
Series Title: Chaplin collection (Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.))
Other Titles: Great dictator (Motion picture)
Responsibility: written and directed by Charlie Chaplin ; United Artists.

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Chaplin plays the double role of the persecuted Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. The barber is imprisoned, escapes, and is finally mistaken for the dictator at which point he makes an impassioned, humanistic speech which amazes the dictator's followers.

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