Janus Films Presents: Charlie Chaplin
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The Great Dictator

YEAR:
1940
RUN TIME:
124 min.
FORMAT:
B&W
RATING:
Not Rated
 “A truly great achievement by a truly great artist.” 

-Bosley Crowther, The New York Times

The U.S. was not yet in World War II when Chaplin leveled his comedy arsenal at Der F├╝hrer by playing the dual roles of Hitler-like Adenoid Hynkel and a Jewish barber who is a dead-ringer for der Nutsie. Puns, sight gags and slapstick abound as Chaplin skewers fascism, balancing his attack with poignant scenes of a ghetto in the clutches of storm-trooping terror.

-synopsis courtesy Film Forum repertory calendar