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In his notorious masterpiece, The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin (City Lights, Modern Times) offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin (in his first pure talkie) brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish ďTomanianĒ dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Oakie (Thievesí Highway, Lover Come Back) and Paulette Goddard (Modern Times, The Women) in stellar supporting turns, The Great Dictator, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.ís official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplinís famously impassioned plea for tolerance.
In his notorious masterpiece, The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin (City Lights, Modern Times) offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin (in his first pure talkie) brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish ďTomanianĒ dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Oakie (Thievesí Highway, Lover Come Back) and Paulette Goddard (Modern Times, The Women) in stellar supporting turns, The Great Dictator, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.ís official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplinís famously impassioned plea for tolerance.
715515080613
 - The Great Dictator (Criterion Collection)

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Format: Blu-Ray
Label: CCIN
Catalog: 2010
Rel. Date: 05/24/2011
UPC: 715515080613

The Great Dictator (Criterion Collection)
Format: Blu-Ray
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In his notorious masterpiece, The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin (City Lights, Modern Times) offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin (in his first pure talkie) brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish ďTomanianĒ dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Oakie (Thievesí Highway, Lover Come Back) and Paulette Goddard (Modern Times, The Women) in stellar supporting turns, The Great Dictator, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.ís official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplinís famously impassioned plea for tolerance.
        
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