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The Great Dictator

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Directed by Charlie Chaplin
United States, 1940
Comedy

Synopsis

After dedicated service in WWI, a Jewish barber spends years in an army hospital, unaware of the rise of a fascist, anti-Semitic dictator, whom he bears an uncanny resemblance to. When he returns to his neighborhood, he is stunned by the brutal changes, and recklessly joins a girl in rebelling.

Synopsis

After dedicated service in WWI, a Jewish barber spends years in an army hospital, unaware of the rise of a fascist, anti-Semitic dictator, whom he bears an uncanny resemblance to. When he returns to his neighborhood, he is stunned by the brutal changes, and recklessly joins a girl in rebelling.

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The Great DictatorDirected byCharlie Chaplin

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Awards & Festivals

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Academy Awards
1941 | 5 nominations including: Best Picture
National Board of Review
1940 | Winner: Top Ten Films
New York Film Critics Circle Awards
1940 | Winner: Best Actor
National Film Preservation Board
1997 | Winner: National Film Registry

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