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The great dictator.
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1 online resource (streaming video file) (126 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
In his controversial masterpiece The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin offers both a cutting caricature of Adolf Hitler and a sly tweaking of his own comic persona. Chaplin, in his first pure talkie, brings his sublime physicality to two roles: the cruel yet clownish "Tomainian" dictator and the kindly Jewish barber who is mistaken for him. Featuring Jack Oakie and Paulette Goddard in stellar supporting turns, The Great Dictator, boldly going after the fascist leader before the U.S.'s official entry into World War II, is an audacious amalgam of politics and slapstick that culminates in Chaplin's famously impassioned speech.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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Janus Films (The Criterion Collection), 1940.

[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2018.
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