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The great dictator [videorecording] / United Artists
DVDs DVDs | Warner Home Video | c2003 | Standard version.
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD G pt.1-2 (NFR) COMEDY)
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Imprint
Burbank, Calif. : Warner Home Video, c2003.
Edition
Standard version.
Descript
2 videodiscs (120 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Series
Chaplin collection
Chaplin collection (Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.))
System Det
DVD, mono.
Note
Includes English, French, and Spanish language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai, or Korean.
Closed-captioned.
Cast
Charles Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Henry Daniell, Reginald Gardiner, Billy Gilbert.
Credits
Directors of photography, Karl Strauss, Roland Totheroh; film editor, William Nico; musical direction, Meredith Willson ; writer/producer/director, Charles Chaplin.
Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1940.
Awards
National Film Registry
Audience
MPAA rating: G.
Summary
Chaplin plays the double role of the persecuted Jewish barber and Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania. The barber is imprisoned, escapes, and is finally mistaken for the dictator at which point he makes an impassioned, humanistic speech which amazes the dictator's followers.
Note
Special features (on disc 2): "The tramp and the dictator", a documentary by Kevin Brownlow and Michael Kloft ; the production filmed in color by Sydney Chaplin ; seven-minute sequence shot in 1918 for Sunnyside that inspired the famous barber scene in The Great Dictator ; scene from Monsieur Verdoux ; scenes from films in the Chaplin collection.
Local Note
MW, 8-03; 2-04(rpl)
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ISBN
0790771675
Music #
37944 Warner Home Video
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