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Number: 196

poster Great Dictator, The

IMDb Rating:
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8.5/10 (181573 votes)

Country: USA, 125 minutes

Spoken Languages: English

Genre(s): Drama, Comedy, War

Director(s): Charles Chaplin

20 years after the end of WWI, in which the nation of Tomainia was on the losing side, Adenoid Hynkel has risen to power as the ruthless dictator of the country. He believes in a pure Aryan state and the decimation of the Jews. This situation is unknown to a simple Jewish Tomainian barber who has been hospitalized since a WWI battle. Upon his release the barber, who had been suffering from memory loss about the war, is shown the new persecuted life of the Jews by many living in the Jewish ghetto, including a washerwoman named Hannah with whom he begins a relationship. The barber is ultimately spared such persecution by Commander Schultz, whom he saved in that WWI battle. The lives of all Jews in Tomainia are eventually spared with a policy shift by Hynkel himself, who is doing so for ulterior motives. But those motives include a desire for world domination, starting with the invasion of neighboring Osterlich, which may be threatened by Benzino Napaloni, the dictator of neighboring ...


photo Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin Hynkel - Dictator of Tomania / A Jewish Barber
photo Jack Oakie Jack Oakie Napaloni - Dictator of Bacteria
photo Reginald Gardiner Reginald Gardiner Schultz
photo Henry Daniell Henry Daniell Garbitsch
photo Billy Gilbert Billy Gilbert Herring

Medium: Unknown,

Location: 01

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 4:3