The Great Dictator, American comedy film, released in 1940, that Charlie Chaplin both acted in and directed. Satirizing Adolf Hitler and Nazism and condemning. You are here. Home · Calendar; Limited Engagements The Great Dictator In his first all-talking picture, he plays a Jewish barber and his double, the dictator Adenoid Hynkel. As Hynkel and his FILM DETAILS. Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco.
Feb 18, 2017 Join us Saturday, February 18 for Charlie Chaplin's classic film, The Great Dictator (run time: 2 hrs, 6 min). This 1940 comedy-drama, the first. Chaplin produced, wrote, directed and starred in the film, playing both the barely- disguised, buffoonish Tomanian dictator Adenoid Hynkel and an unassuming. The Great Dictator was the first film in which Charles Chaplin spoke on screen. He had used sound effects and sung a nonsense song in his previous picture.