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The Great Dictator

1940 Rated G 2hr 6m

In this prescient twist on the immortal prince-and-the-pauper tale, Charlie Chaplin plays polar-opposite dual roles: look-alikes Adenoid Hynkel -- Tomania's anti-Semitic ruler -- and an amnesiac Jewish barber. After 20 years in a hospital, the barber goes home, oblivious to the plight of Tomania's Jews. Soon, Hynkel cracks down on them, but a case of mistaken identity gives the unassuming barber a chance to make an impassioned plea for democracy.

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Movie Details

Awards
AFI®
  • Top 100 Laughs
1941 Academy Award®
  • Best Writing nominee
  • Best Picture nominee
  • Best Music Score nominee
  • Best Supporting Actor nominee: Jack Oakie
  • Best Actor nominee
Ratings
G
General audiences. All ages admitted.
10
Common Sense rating OK for kids 10+
Bonus material

DVD details

Blu-ray details

Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1

Subtitles

English, French, Spanish (Neutral), Portuguese, Korean, Thai, English SDH

Closed captioned

Yes

Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 5.1

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; additional featurettes; deleted scenes; trailer.

Screen formats

Full Screen 1.33:1

Subtitles

English

Closed captioned

No

Language and sound

English: PCM Mono

Other features

Filmed in B&W; interactive menus; scene access; audio commentary; deleted scenes; additional featurettes; trailer.