The Great Dictator

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Year:
1940
Running time:
126 minutes
Certificate:
PG
Directed by:
Charles Chaplin
Starring:
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner
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Description

Chaplin plays two characters in his first full talkie. Adenoid Hynkel, the dictator of Tomania, and a Jewish Barber. The Barber recovers from amnesia to discover Hynkel is persecuting all the Jews in his country. The film ends with a message of hope for the world.

Genre:
Comedy
Country of origin:
USA
Language:
English
Feature Aspect Ratio:
4:3
Picture:
B&W
Sound:
2.0 Dual Mono/5.1 Dolby Digital (Blu-ray: 2.0 Dual Mono/5.1 DTS-HD)
Region Encoding:
2/B
Catalogue Number:
PC(B)0007

Extras

  • Chaplin Today: The Great Dictator - documentary (26 mins)
  • Behind the scenes colour footage (25 mins)
  • Charlie The Barber (1919) - deleted scene from Sunnyside
  • Photo gallery
  • Chaplin trailer reel