The Great Dictator

directed by Charlie Chaplin
List(s):"Movie One"
Category: "Comedy"
Year of Release:1940
Date Added:12/31/2014
Date Watched:04/23/2016
Description:Charlie Chaplin plays Hynkel, Dictator of Tomania, a parody of Hitler. He also plays a Jewish barber who lives in the Ghetto and loves Hannah (Paulette Goddard. In WW!, the barber saves the life of a Tomanian pilot. When the Jews are rounded up before the next war, the pilot, now an officer, recognizes the barber. The two attempt to escape to Austria but the barber is mistaken for Hynkel and brought to address the troops before the war begins. He appeals for peace and is so effective that peace comes to the land instead of war.
My Rating:5

Reviews for The Great Dictator

Review - Great Dictator, The

This had the feel of a silent movie even though it wasn't. It was the first movie to denounce Hitler and the Germans, but it's such an odd mix of slapstick and pathos that I don't think it succeeds as either.
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