The Great Dictator

Cinematheque

A prophetic, hilarious and poignant masterpiece from Charlie Chaplin! After dedicated service in the Great War, a Jewish barber (Charles Chaplin) spends years in an army hospital recovering from his wounds, unaware of the simultaneous rise of fascist dictator Adenoid Hynkel (also Chaplin) and his anti-Semitic policies. When the barber, who bears a remarkable resemblance to Hynkel, returns to his quiet neighborhood, he is stunned by the brutal changes and recklessly joins a beautiful girl (Paulette Goddard) and her neighbors in rebelling.

Showings
Sep 14th @ 6:00 pm @ SFF Cinematheque
  • Year:
    1940
  • Runtime:
    126 minutes
  • Country:
    United States
  • Director:
    Charlie Chaplin
  • Cast:
    Charlie Chaplin
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