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THE GREAT DICTATOR

THE GREAT DICTATOR

  • Directed by Charles Chaplin
  • Starring Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie
  • 1940 | 125mins | USA | rated (PG)

After dedicated service in the Great War, a Jewish barber (Charles Chaplin) spends years in an army hospital recovering from his wounds, unaware of the simultaneous rise of fascist dictator Adenoid Hynkel (also Chaplin) and his anti-Semitic policies. When the barber, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Hynkel, returns to his quiet neighborhood, he is stunned by the brutal changes and recklessly joins a beautiful girl (Paulette Goddard) and her neighbors in rebelling.