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The Great Dictator  Dance with the Globe Since Lava has shared his clips of the great Chaplin, I'd like to add one more. First released in October of 1940, The Great Dictator bitterly satirized Nazism and Adolf Hitler, which culminated in an overt political plea to defy fascism. Well before the full extent of the horrors of Nazism had been uncovered, Chaplin's film advanced a stirring, controversial condemnation of Hitler, fascism, and the Nazis, the latter of whom he excoriated in the film as "machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts." This film was Chaplin's first talkie, and his most commercially successful film. Lava, I know you're going to enjoy this!
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Added: 3rd October 2007
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Posted By: Sophia
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-10-03 
Yes indeed, another classic from the master. This was Chaplin's first non-tramp film, but his Jewish barber character certainly was reminiscent. Apparently Adolf Hitler saw the film twice. There is no record of his thoughts about it, though.
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-10-04 
I wouold have figured The Gold Rush was Chaplin's most financially successful film.
Posted by: Cliffy on 2007-10-04 
Gosh, controlling the kids are one thing, the wife another....forget controlling the world LOL!
Posted by: Lava1964 on 2007-10-04 
Right on, Cliffy. I can't even control myself.
Posted by: Classico on 2007-11-01 
One of the GREATEST scenes in Hollywood history!!

BTW, youtube has one with Bush in a similar scene.
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