Movie 'The Great Dictator'

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Once again - the whole world laughs!

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

United States of America English

  • a.k.a. Charlie Chaplin: The Great Dictator

Canada English

  • a.k.a. Le dictateur

Germany German (Deutsch)

Der große Diktator
  • a.k.a. Der große Diktator

Anton Hynkel ist Der Große Diktator von Tomanien. Gnadenlos und brutal unterdrückt er Juden und strebt nach immer mehr Macht. Doch er weiß nichts von seinem Doppelgänger. Ein jüdischer Friseur, der nach einem Flugzeugabsturz im ersten Weltkrieg sein Gedächtnis verloren hat, gleicht ihm bis ins kleinste Detail. Der Friseur ahnt nichts von der Judenverfolgung, weil er von dem Kommandeur Schultz dem er einst das Leben rettete, beschützt wird. Gemeinsam und mit dem Glück auf ihrer Seite sagen der Kommandeur und der Friseur dem Diktator den Kampf an.

France French (Français)

Le dictateur

Dans le ghetto juif vit un petit barbier qui ressemble énormément à Adenoid Hynkel, le dictateur de Tomania qui a décidé l'extermination du peuple juif. Au cours d'une rafle, le barbier est arrêté en compagnie de Schultz, un farouche adversaire d'Hynkel...

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Il grande dittatore

In Tomania il dittatore Adenoid Hynkel scatena la repressione contro gli ebrei. La bella Hannah e il suo innamorato, un barbiere straordinariamente somigliante a Hynkel, fuggono. Il barbiere, dapprima catturato, scappa dal lager e si imbatte per caso nel vero dittatore che viene arrestato in vece sua. Dai microfoni del führer il barbiere pronuncia al mondo un lungo messaggio di pace e speranza. Primo film interamente parlato di Chaplin, è una geniale satira antinazista realizzata quando le armate del Terzo Reich avevano ormai soggiogato l'intera Europa. Tra le sequenze da antologia, la danza di Hynkel con il mappamondo e i duetti con Napoloni/ Mussolini.

Release Date
Runtime
Keywords
amnesia
barber shop
dictator
fascism
germany
good vs evil
hairdresser
jew
jewish ghetto
national socialism
national socialist party
nazi
propaganda
satire
speech
world war i
Genres
Comedy
Languages
English
Esperanto
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
Roy Export Company Establishment
United States of America United Artists
Release Dates
United States of America English: Theatrical G
United Kingdom English: Theatrical PG
France Theatrical U
Italy Italian (Italiano): Theatrical T
Germany Theatrical 6
Australia Theatrical G
Ratings
TMDb 84% · 1,565 (more information on website)
IMDb 85% · 183,746 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 92% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
Adenoid Hynkel, Dictator of Tomania / A Jewish BarberCharlie Chaplin
Benzino Napaloni, Dictator of BacteriaJack Oakie
Commander SchultzReginald Gardiner
GarbitschHenry Daniell
Field Marshal HerringBilly Gilbert
Mr. AgarPaul Weigel
Madame NapaloniGrace Hayle
HannahPaulette Goddard
Mr. JaeckelMaurice Moscovitch
Mrs. JaeckelEmma Dunn
Mr. MannBernard Gorcey
SpookCarter DeHaven
Tomanian Storm TrooperEddie Gribbon
Tomanian Commandant at Osterlich / Robert O. DavisRudolph Anders
SecretaryNita Pike
Commander of Storm TroopersGeorge Lynn
Barber's CustomerChester Conklin
Jewish WomanEsther Michelson
Storm Trooper Stealing FruitHank Mann
Blonde SecretaryFlorence Wright
Whitewashed Storm TrooperEddie Dunn
Heinrich Schtick / Translator (voice)Wheeler Dryden
Soldier (uncredited)Fred Aldrich
Tomainian Prison Guard in 1918 (uncredited)Richard Alexander
Compact Parachute Inventor (uncredited)Sig Arno
Tomanian Officer (uncredited)William Arnold
Ghetto Extra (uncredited)Joe Bordeaux
Reporter from International Press (uncredited)Don Brodie
Sculptor (uncredited)Gino Corrado
Hospital Superintendent (uncredited)John Davidson
Jewish Man (uncredited)Max Davidson
Hospital Orderly (uncredited)Lew Davis
Friendly Storm Trooper (uncredited)Pat Flaherty
Storm Trooper (uncredited)Bud Geary
Officer (uncredited)Sam Harris
Policeman (uncredited)Eddie Hart
Big Bertha Gunnery Officer (uncredited)Leyland Hodgson
Man Seated on Bed (uncredited)William Irving
Banquet Butler (uncredited)Charles Irwin
Blonde Secretary (uncredited)Ethelreda Leopold
Bald Barbershop Customer (uncredited)Torben Meyer
Hynkel's Staff Officer (uncredited)Bert Moorhouse
Jewish Woman (uncredited)Nellie V. Nichols
Dance Extra at Ball (uncredited)Manuel París
Jewish Man (uncredited)Jack Perrin
Storm Trooper Officer (uncredited)Lucien Prival
Officer Extra (uncredited)Cyril Ring
Soldier (uncredited)Henry Roquemore
Soldier in 1918 Tomainia (uncredited)Tiny Sandford
Soldier (uncredited)Hans Schumm
Jewish Fruit Stand Proprietor (uncredited)Harry Semels
Prison Guard (uncredited)Charles Sullivan
Officer (uncredited)Carl Voss
Hynkel's Barber (uncredited)Leo White
Soldier in Field (uncredited)Harry Wilson
Undetermined Role (uncredited)Hans Conried
Storm Trooper (uncredited)Francis Ernest Drake
Aggie (uncredited)Francesca Santoro
Conductor (uncredited)Leonard Walker

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtArt DirectionJ. Russell Spencer
Set DecorationEdward G. Boyle
CameraDirector of PhotographyKarl Struss
Roland Totheroh
Costume & Make-UpCostume SupervisorTed Tetrick
Makeup ArtistEd Voight
CrewSecond UnitWheeler Dryden
Special EffectsRalph Hammeras
StuntsBuster Wiles
DirectingAssistant DirectorWheeler Dryden
DirectorCharlie Chaplin
EditingEditorWillard Nico
ProductionAssociate ProducerCarter DeHaven
Co-ProducerHenri Beyster
ProducerCharlie Chaplin
SoundOrchestratorCarmen Dragon
Max Terr
Original Music ComposerCharlie Chaplin
Meredith Willson
Sound DesignerGlenn Rominger
Percy Townsend
Visual EffectsVisual EffectsJack Cosgrove