PG certificateThe Great Dictator is a Film programme that first aired in 1940 and has been classified a PG certificate.

The Great Dictator is a 5 star programme

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The Great Dictator (1940)

Directed by
Charlie Chaplin

Twelve years after the first "talkies" came out, silent film star Charlie Chaplin finally made his first speaking picture. Probably Chaplin's most famous film, The Great Dictator gleefully ridicules Hitler and his regime.

Chaplin plays a humble Jewish barber who is mistaken for the ruling tyrant, Adenoid Hynkel. Released in 1940, it was initially controversial but soon became an extremely popular piece of anti-Hitler propaganda, and was rewarded by being nominated for several Oscars.

Highly recommended.

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Genre: Film

Production Year: 1940

5/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Black and White


Image for Charlie ChaplinCharlie Chaplin...Adenoid Hynkel
Jack Oakie...Benzino Napaloni
Reginald Gardiner...Commander Schultz
Henry Daniell...Garbitsch
Billy Gilbert...Field Marshal Herring
Grace Hayle...Madame Napaloni
Carter DeHaven...Spook
Paulette Goddard...Hannah
Maurice Moscovitch...Mr. Jaeckel
Emma Dunn...Mrs. Jaeckel
Bernard Gorcey...Mr. Mann
Paul Weigel...Mr. Agar
Chester Conklin...Barber's customer
Esther Michelson...Jewish woman
Hank Mann...Storm Trooper