The Great Dictator (1940)

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Directed By Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin Starring Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin  •  Paulette Goddard Paulette Goddard  •  Reginald Gardiner Reginald Gardiner  •  Jack Oakie Jack Oakie  •  Henry Daniell Henry Daniell Genres Anti-War Film  •  Comedy Drama  •  Comedy  •  Military Comedy  •  Parody/Spoof  •  Political Satire  •  Satire Studios &
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Academy Award Nominated  •  The Criterion Collection  •  National Film Registry  •  AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs  •  Academy Award Best Picture Nominated  •  They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?  •  Roger Ebert's Great Movies  •  Arthaus  •  Sight & Sound's Greatest Films of All Time Poll  •  Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay Nominated  •  Time Out: London's 100 Best Comedy Movies  •  United Artists
Release Info 1940-10-15T00:00:00Z October 15, 1940
B&W  •  125 minutes G Rated G
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kanedryhurst

kanedryhurst on 2/4/2014 Reply  · 

I have only seen the speech and that is the greatest speech ever!

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eaglesflyhigh

eaglesflyhigh on 6/17/2015 Reply  · 

Probably my favorite comedy of all time. Just thinking of the story-line alone makes me laugh and wonder how Chaplin pulled it off.

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trayoder

trayoder on 2/3/2016 Reply  · 

Chaplin in a dual role, as well as directing, showcases his extreme talent.

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Nononsense

Nononsense on 2/11/2016 Reply  · 

Just saw it today for the first time. Wow! A top three from Chaplin, and that’s say a lot!

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hambone88

hambone88 on Apr 5 Reply  · 

I loved the last 15 minutes or so. But after seeing the top 5 rated of his movies I can confidently say I’m not a big Chaplin fan. He’s good, I just don’t think his stuff is for me.

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