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THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940)

THE GREAT DICTATOR <span>(1940)</span> artwork

THE GREAT DICTATOR (1940)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 120

Release dates 28/08/2015, 01/09/2003, 22/08/2003, 12/10/1992

Ratings Info mild violence

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Charles Chaplin

Cast includes Charles Chaplin, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert, Grace Hayle, Carter De Haven, Paulette Goddard, Maurice Moscovitch, Emma Dunn, Bernard Gorcey, Paul Weigel, Chester Conklin, Esther Michelson, Hank Mann, Florence Wright, Eddie Gribbon, Robert O. Davis, Sig Arno, William Arnold

Summary THE GREAT DICTATOR is a 1940 Charlie Chaplin film about a Jewish barber who bears a striking resemblance to a ruthless dictator.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

  • Parental guidance iconPG

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 18/08/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE GREAT DICTATOR is a 1940 Charlie Chaplin film about a Jewish barber who bears a striking resemblance to a ruthless dictator.

Violence

There are scenes of trench warfare, with gunfire and bombing, beating and shooting, and the slapping of a woman by soldiers. There is also a scene in which a man is briefly hanged from a lamp post

Details

Title
THE GREAT DICTATOR
Year
1940
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Warner Home Video Ltd,United Artists Corp. Ltd,Park Circus Limited,Fox Video Ltd,Channel 5,BFI (Collections),Artificial Eye Film Co. Ltd
Classified date(s)
12/08/2015
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF012787

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