The great dictator
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In Chaplin's first talkie, he plays the duel role of dictator Adenoid Hynkel and a Jewish barber who is a dead-ringer look-alike for der Nutsie ... and who thwarts his plans for world domination.

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Criterion collection
Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs)
Criterion collection (Blu-ray discs) ; 565.
Criterion collection ; 565
Antisemitism -- Germany -- Drama.
Dictators -- Parodies, imitations, etc.
Fascism -- Drama.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Drama.
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Drama.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany -- Drama.
Lookalikes -- Drama.
Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945 -- Drama.
National socialism -- Drama.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977, director, screenwriter, composer (expression), actor.
Charles Chaplin Film Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Goddard, Paulette, 1911-1990, actor.
Nico, Willard, editor of moving image work.
Oakie, Jack, 1903-1978, actor.
Struss, Karl, 1886-1981, director of photography.
Totheroh, Roland H., 1890-1967, director of photography.
Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984, composer (expression)
Publisher, Date:
[New York] : Criterion Collection, ©2011.
1 Blu-ray disc (125 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 book.
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: Not rated.
Other Title:
Great dictator (Motion picture)
Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.
Bonus features: audio commentary by Charlie Chaplin historians Dan Kamin and Hooman Mehran; "The Tramp and the Dictator," Kevin Brownlow and Michael Kloft's documentary paralleling the lives of Chaplin and Hitler, including interviews with author Ray Bradbury, director Sidney Lumet, screenwriter Budd Schulberg, and others; two new visual essays, one by Chaplin archivist Cecilia Cenciarelli and one by Chaplin biographer Jeffrey Vance; color production footage shot by Chaplin's half-brother Sydney; barbershop sequence from Sydney Chaplin's 1921 film King, Queen, Joker; deleted barbershop sequence from Chaplin's 1919 film Sunnyside; rerelease trailer; plus: a booklet featuring an essay by film critic Michael Wood, Chaplin's 1940 New York Times defense of his movie, a reprint from critic Jean Narboni on the film's final speech, and Al Hirschfeld's original press book illustrations.
Directors of photography, Karl Struss, Roland Totheroh ; editor, Willard Nico ; music, Charles Chaplin, Meredith Willson.
Charlie Chaplin, Jack Oakie, Paulette Goddard, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert, Grace Hayle.
Blu-ray, 1.33:1 aspect ratio; mono.; region A.
This Blu-ray disc will not play in standard DVD players.
In English with optional subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Bonus features: audio commentary; "The Tramp and the Dictator"; two new visual essays; barbershop sequence from the 1921 film King, Queen, Joker; deleted barbershop sequence from the 1919 film Sunnyside; rerelease trailer.
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