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The Great Dictator is a 1940 American political satire comedy-drama film written, directed, produced, scored by, and starring Charlie Chaplin.


PlotEdit

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.

CastEdit

People of the ghettoEdit

People of the palaceEdit

  • Charlie Chaplin as Adenoid Hynkel
  • Jack Oakie as Benzino Napaloni, Dictator of Bacteria, a parody of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini.
  • Reginald Gardiner as Commander Schultz
  • Henry Daniell as Garbitsch
  • Grace Hayle as Madame Napaloni, the wife of Benzino
  • Carter DeHaven as Bacterian ambassador

Other castEdit

  • Stanley "Tiny" Sandford as a comrade soldier in 1918
  • Joe Bordeaux as ghetto extra
  • Hank Mann as storm trooper stealing fruit
    • Also featuring Esther Michelson, Florence Wright, Eddie Gribbon, Robert O. Davis, Eddie Dunn, Nita Pike and Peter Lynn.
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