Keswick Film Club - The Great Dictator

Sunday 17th December 5:00 PM

The Great Dictator 

Director: Charlie Chaplin Country: USA
Cert: PG Year: 1948 Length: 128 mins

Audience Reaction

Score: 67.86% Attendance: 63


  • More details on this film at the Internet Movie Database


Chaplin acts the roles of Hitler (alias Adenoid Hinkel) and a Jewish barber who returns to Germany as an amnesiac, decades after an accident in World War I, totally unaware of the rise of Nazism and the persecution of his people.

The barber is eventually carted away to a concentration camp which leads to reversal of roles when the barber escapes and is mistaken for Hinkel on the eve of the invasion of Austria.

An incredibly effective satire, no wonder it was banned by Hitler, Mussolini andFranco. This is Chaplin's first film talkie.

5 Nominations - Oscars 1940

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