Rent The Great Dictator (1940)

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Synopsis:
A Jewish barber returns home after twenty-years within hospital walls to find his old shop not only dilapidated but marked with hateful graffiti. The source of this hatred is the regime of a tyrannical dictator which is persecuting the barber along with the rest of the Jewish community. In one of his most ingenious strokes of artistry ever, Chaplin subverted the fears of the time with a visionary and undeniably moving satire of fascism and discrimination.
Actors:
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Directors:
Producers:
Charles Chaplin
Writers:
Charles Chaplin
Others:
Meredith Willson
Aka:
The Dictator
Studio:
Curzon / Artificial Eye
Genres:
Classics, Comedy
Collections:
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BBFC:
Release Date:
24/08/2015
Run Time:
120 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
None
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
Bonus:
  • Chaplin Today - The Great Dictator
  • Behind the Scenes in Colour
  • Extracts from the Films in the Chaplin Collection
  • Trailers
BBFC:
Release Date:
24/08/2015
Run Time:
124 minutes
Languages:
English LPCM Mono
Subtitles:
None
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Full Screen 1.33:1 / 4:3
Colour:
B & W
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Chaplin Today - The Great Dictator
  • Behind the Scenes in Colour
  • Extracts from the Films in the Chaplin Collection
  • Trailers

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Reviews (2) of The Great Dictator

Flawed - The Great Dictator review by WB

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25/02/2021

Interesting as Chaplin's first talking picture and one of the few movies made in Hollywood before the war that attacked Nazism. Some scenes in the film are very funny but it does tend to drag for a long time. The whole thing is a rather cheeseparing production with cheap sets and Chaplin's decision to add a six minute speech at the end of the film was a very bad idea

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The Great Dictator - The Great Dictator review by Js

Spoiler Alert
02/11/2022

I Love this all-classical black and white, great music; it was magical.

It was the first movie I saw in 1970; I was eight years old, mesmerised to see this big scream.

How strange it was first talk picture of Chaplin in a eight years old.

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