The Great Dictator

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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution.
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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution.

Original Release

10/15/1940

US Release

10/23/1940

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Cast

Charles Chaplin A Jewish Barber / Hynkel - Dictator of Tomania / Adenoid Hynkel, Dictator of Tomania
Jack Oakie Napaloni - Dictator of Bacteria / Benzino Napaloni, Dictator of Bacteria
Reginald Gardiner Schultz / Commander Schultz
Henry Daniell Garbitsch
Billy Gilbert Herring / Field Marshal Herring
Paul Weigel Mr. Agar
Paulette Goddard Hannah
Grace Hayle Madame Napaloni
Maurice Moscovitch Mr. Jaeckel
Emma Dunn Mrs. Jaeckel
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Charles Chaplin

Writers

Charles Chaplin

Cast

Charles Chaplin A Jewish Barber / Hynkel - Dictator of Tomania / Adenoid Hynkel, Dictator of Tomania
Jack Oakie Napaloni - Dictator of Bacteria / Benzino Napaloni, Dictator of Bacteria
Reginald Gardiner Schultz / Commander Schultz
Henry Daniell Garbitsch
Billy Gilbert Herring / Field Marshal Herring
Paul Weigel Mr. Agar
Paulette Goddard Hannah
Grace Hayle Madame Napaloni
Maurice Moscovitch Mr. Jaeckel
Emma Dunn Mrs. Jaeckel
Bernard Gorcey Mr. Mann
Carter DeHaven Bacterian Ambassador / Spook
Eddie Gribbon Tomanian Storm Trooper
Rudolph Anders Tomanian Commandant at Osterlich / Robert O. Davis
Nita Pike Secretary
George Lynn Commander of Storm Troopers
Chester Conklin Barber's Customer
Esther Michelson Jewish Woman
Hank Mann Storm Trooper Stealing Fruit
Florence Wright Blonde Secretary

Producers

Editors

Willard Nico, Harold Rice

1941 Oscar Best Picture Nominated
1941 Oscar Best Actor in a Leading Role Nominated
1941 Oscar Best Actor in a Supporting Role Nominated
1941 Oscar Best Writing, Original Screenplay Nominated
1941 Oscar Best Music, Original Score Nominated
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