• The Great Dictator

    1940. USA. Charles Chaplin. 127 min.

Thursday, April 14, 2011, 1:30 p.m.

Theater 3 (The Celeste Bartos Theater), mezzanine, The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building

  • The Great Dictator

    1940. USA. Directed, produced, and written by Charles Chaplin. With Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert. Chaplin’s first talkie is a brilliant and courageous spoof of Hitler, Mussolini, and company. In a dual role as a Nazi dictator and a Jewish barber, Chaplin gets revenge on the thug who usurped his moustache, and most of Europe. Although the film came out 14 months before Pearl Harbor, Chaplin was attacked by German sympathizers in America for his portrayal of Nazi anti-Semitism. Chaplin’s 122nd birthday is on Saturday, April 16. 127 min.

In the Film exhibition An Auteurist History of Film

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