The Great Dictator (2-DVD)

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 2 hours, 8 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 1940
  • Label: Warner Home Video
  • 2-Disc Set
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Digipak
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Surround 5.1 - English

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring , , , , , , , , , , , , &
Performer: , , , , , , , , , , &
Directed by
Edited by
Composition by
Cinematography by &
Art Direction by
Produced by

Memorable Quotes and Dialog:

"You the people have the power to make this life free and beautiful--to make this life a wonderful adventure. Then, in the name of democracy, let us use that power, let us unite. Let us fight for a new world...a recent world that will give men a chance to work--that will give youth a future and old age a security."
  - the Barber (Charlie Chaplin)

Entertainment Reviews:

Sight and Sound Critic - 06/01/2010
"[W]ith several immaculately realised sequences of pure visual comedy of which the globe-dance is merely the most iconic."

Product Description:

Charlie Chaplin has a dual role in this film, his first with dialogue. He plays a sweet-natured Jewish barber and a murderous Hitler-type dictator with such satirical impact that it counterbalanced the oratory of Adolf Hitler. Particularly delectable comic scenes are Hynkel's balletic "pas de deux" with a globe, and a cream cake fight between Hynkel and Napoloni, the dictator of Bacteria.

Plot Keywords:

Classic | Essential Cinema | Recommended | Slapstick | Switching Roles | Vintage

Production Notes:

  • THE GREAT DICTATOR was added to the Library of Congress National Film Registry in 1997.
  • Copyright 1940 Charles Chaplin Film Corporation. Renewed 1968 The Roy Export Company Establishment.

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Product Info:

  • UPC: 085393765026
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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