Movie made by Charlie Chaplin in 1940. A jab at Hitler, Mussolini, and fascism in general. Chaplin plays both the Hitler character and a Jewish barber in the ghetto. An interesting movie, as it is one of the few that deal with Hitler's oppression before the discovery (to the entire world) of the true horrors of the final solution; the concentration camp looks just like a normal prison, for instance, and the movie ends up on a note that appears sadly innocent to us viewers who know what eventually happened in the 1940s.

Although it wasn't very popular when it came out, The Great Dictator is seen today as one of Chaplin's greatest works.

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