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Uniform Title Great dictator (Motion picture)
Title The great dictator [videorecording] / Charles Chaplin Film Corporation ; written & directed by Charles Chaplin.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection : Janus Films : Distributed by MK2, ©2011.


Location Call No. Status
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Edition Special edition.
Description 2 videodiscs (125 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in.+ 1 booklet (28 pages : illustrations ; 18 cm.)
two-dimensional moving image tdi rdacontent
video v rdamedia
videodisc vd rdacarrier
Series Criterion collection ; 565
Criterion collection (DVD videodiscs) ; 565.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Language Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Cast Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert, Grace Hayle, Carter De Haven, Maurice Moscovich, Emma Dunn, Bernard Gorcey, Paul Weigel, Chester Conklin, Esther Michelson, Hank Mann, Florence Wright, Eddie Gribbon, Robert O'Davis, Eddie Dunn, Nita Pike, Peter Lynn.
Credits Directors of photography, Karl Struss, Roland Totheroh ; film editor, Willard Nico ; musical direction, Meredith Willson ; original music, Charles Chaplin, Meredith Willson ; art director, J. Russell Spencer ; sound, Percy Townsend, Glenn Rominger.
Summary In Chaplin's first talkie, he plays the duel role of dictator Adenoid Hynkel and a Jewish barber who is a dead-ringer look-alike for der Nutsie...and who thwarts his plans for world domination.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1940.
Awards Named to the National Film Registry in 1997 by the Library of Congress ; Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Charles Chaplin), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jack Oakie), Best Music, Original Score (Meredith Willson), Best Picture, Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Charles Chaplin), 1940 Academy Awards (U.S.A.).
Contents Disc 1. The film -- disc 2. the supplements.
Subject Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Drama.
Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945 -- Drama.
Dictators -- Drama.
Dictators -- Parodies, imitations, etc.
Fascism -- Drama.
Fascism -- Parodies, imitations, etc.
National socialism -- Drama.
National socialism -- Parodies, imitations, etc.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany -- Drama.
Antisemitism -- Germany -- Drama.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Comedy films.
Dark comedy films.
War films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977. Director. Screenwriter. Actor.
Struss, Karl, 1886-1981. Cinematographer.
Totheroh, Roland H., 1890-1967. Cinematographer.
Nico, Willard. Film editor.
Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984. Musical director. Composer.
Spencer, J. Russell. Artistic director.
Townsend, Percy J. Sound designer.
Rominger, Glenn. Sound designer.
Goddard, Paulette, 1911-1990. Actor.
Oakie, Jack, 1903-1978. Actor.
Gardiner, Reginald, 1903-1980. Actor.
Daniell, Henry, 1894-1963. Actor.
Gilbert, Billy, 1893-1971. Actor.
Hayle, Grace, 1888-1963. Actor.
De Haven, Carter, 1886-1977. Actor.
Moscovich, Maurice, 1871-1940. Actor.
Dunn, Emma, 1875-1966. Actor.
Gorcey, Bernard, 1886-1955. Actor.
Weigel, Paul, 1867-1951. Actor.
Conklin, Chester, 1888-1971. Actor.
Michelson, Esther, 1898-1965. Actor.
Mann, Hank, 1887-1971. Actor.
Wright, Florence. Actor.
Gribbon, Edward. Actor.
Dunn, Eddie, 1896-1951. Actor.
Pike, Nita, 1913-1954. Actor.
Lynn, George, 1906-1964. Actor.
Charles Chaplin Film Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Janus Films.
MK2 Productions.
ISBN 9781604654233
Standard No. 715515080712
Music No. CC2011D The Criterion Collection

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