The Great Dictator

History of Sorts

To be honest, I was never a great fan of Charlie Chaplin. I was always more of a fan of the Laurel and Hardy-type of humor. I find that Charlie Chaplin’s movies quite dated as compared to the aforementioned, Laurel and Hardy films.

However, there is one notable exception. There was one Chaplin movie that has stood the test of time. That movie, of course, is The Great Dictator, released on October 15, 1940. It is as relevant now as it was in 1940.

It is as relevant now as it was in 1940.

The film is a satire of Adolf Hitler, played by the main character Adenoid Hynkel. The story based on Hynkel, a Jewish barber, who looks exactly like Hitler, is played by Charlie Chaplin. But it begins with a notice: “Any resemblance between Hynkel the dictator and the Jewish barber is purely coincidental.

Chaplin spent two…

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