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The Great Dictator (2003, original release: 1940)


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MoviesDVD/COMEDY/GREATDue 04-17-15
Published: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video/MK2 Editions, c2003
Series: Chaplin collection
Edition:  Standard version
Description:  2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
ISBN/ISSN: 0790771675,
Language:  English

Originally released as a motion picture in 1940

Additional material includes The tramp and the dictator, a documentary by Kevin Brownlow and Michael Kloft (55 min.), the production filmed in color by Sydney Chaplin (25 min.), a seven-minute sequence shot in 1918 for Sunnyside that inspired the famous barber scene in The Great Dictator (7 min.), scene from Monsieur Verdoux (3 min.), scenes from films in the Chaplin collection (23 min.), poster gallery

Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Henry Daniell, Reginald Gardiner, Billy Gilbert

Chaplin plays the double role of the persecuted Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. The barber is imprisoned, escapes, and is finally mistaken for the dictator at which point he makes an impassioned, humanistic speech which amazes the dictator's followers

MPAA rating: G

DVD; dual-layer format; Dolby digital

In English, French, and Spanish; subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, Korean


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