The great dictator
DVD
2003
2 available of 2 items

In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin, in his first pure talkie, brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish "Tomainian" dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Okie and Paulette Goddard in stellar supporting turns, The Great Dictator, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.'s official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplin's famously impassioned speech.

Item Details
Series:
Criterion collection
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs)
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 565.
Criterion collection ; 565
Subjects:
Antisemitism -- Germany -- Drama.
Dictators -- Drama.
Dictators -- Parodies, imitations, etc.
Fascism -- Drama.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Drama.
Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Drama.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany -- Drama.
Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945 -- Drama.
National socialism -- Drama.
Genre:
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Other Authors:
Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977.
Charles Chaplin Film Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Daniell, Henry, 1894-1963.
Gardiner, Reginald, 1903-1980.
Gilbert, Billy, 1894-1971
Goddard, Paulette, 1911-1990.
Hayle, Grace.
Oakie, Jack, 1903-1978.
ISBN:
9781604654233
Publisher, Date:
[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, c2011.
Description:
2 videodiscs (125 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.+ 1 booklet (28 p.)
Target Audience Note:
CHVR: Not rated.
Notes:
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1940.
Director of photography, Karl Struss, Roland Totheroh; editor, Willard Nico; music, Charles Chaplin, Meredith Wilson.
Charlie Chaplin, Jack Oakie, Paulette Goddard, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert, Grace Hayle.
DVD, NTSC, region 1, full screen (1.33:1 aspect ratio), Dolby digital mono.
In English, with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Contents:
Disc one. The film
Disc two. The supplements.
Publisher or Distributor Number:
CC2011D
Link to PAC
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