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The great dictator

Author: Charlie ChaplinPaulette GoddardJack OakieReginald GardinerUnited Artists Corporation.All authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video/MK2 Editions, ©2003.
Series: Chaplin collection.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : Standard versionView 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: History
Feature films
Comedy films
Drama
Parodies, imitations, etc
Named Person: Adolf Hitler; Benito Mussolini; Adolf Hitler; Benito Mussolini
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Charlie Chaplin; Paulette Goddard; Jack Oakie; Reginald Gardiner; United Artists Corporation.; Warner Home Video (Firm)
ISBN: 0790771675 9780790771670
OCLC Number: 52563642
Language Note: In English, French, and Spanish; subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, Korean. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.
Additional material includes The tramp and the dictator, a documentary by Kevin Brownlow and Michael Kloft (55 min.), the production filmed in color by Sydney Chaplin (25 min.), a seven-minute sequence shot in 1918 for Sunnyside that inspired the famous barber scene in The Great Dictator (7 min.), scene from Monsieur Verdoux (3 min.), scenes from films in the Chaplin collection (23 min.), poster gallery.
Credits: Directors of photography, Karl Strauss, Roland Totheroh; film editor, William Nico; musical direction, Meredith Willson.
Cast: Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Henry Daniell, Reginald Gardiner, Billy Gilbert.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: G.
Description: 2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; dual-layer format; Dolby digital.
Contents: disc 1. The film (120 min.) --
disc 2. Special features (113 min.).
Series Title: Chaplin collection.
Responsibility: United Artists ; written, produced & directed by Charles Chaplin.

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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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