The Great Dictator

The Great Dictator (1940)

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  • Genre: Comedy, War
  • Release Date: 1940-10-15
  • User Rating: 8.3/10 from 3165 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 5min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Roy Export Company Establishment
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Charlie Chaplin
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Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

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  • Charlie Chaplin

    as Adenoid Hynkel, Dictator of Tomania / A Jewish Barber
  • Paulette Goddard

    as Hannah
  • Jack Oakie

    as Benzino Napaloni, Dictator of Bacteria
  • Reginald Gardiner

    as Commander Schultz
  • Henry Daniell

    as Garbitsch
  • Billy Gilbert

    as Field Marshal Herring
  • Grace Hayle

    as Madame Napaloni
  • Carter DeHaven

    as Spook
  • Maurice Moscovitch

    as Mr. Jaeckel
  • Emma Dunn

    as Mrs. Jaeckel
  • Bernard Gorcey

    as Mr. Mann
  • Paul Weigel

    as Mr. Agar
  • Chester Conklin

    as Barber's Customer
  • Esther Michelson

    as Jewish Woman
  • Hank Mann

    as Storm Trooper Stealing Fruit
  • Florence Wright

    as Blonde Secretary
  • Eddie Gribbon

    as Tomanian Storm Trooper
  • Rudolph Anders

    as Tomanian Commandant at Osterlich / Robert O. Davis
  • Eddie Dunn

    as Whitewashed Storm Trooper
  • Nita Pike

    as Secretary
  • George Lynn

    as Commander of Storm Troopers
  • Wheeler Dryden

    as Heinrich Schtick / Translator (voice)
  • Fred Aldrich

    as Soldier (uncredited)
  • Richard Alexander

    as Tomainian Prison Guard in 1918 (uncredited)
  • Sig Arno

    as Compact Parachute Inventor (uncredited)
  • William Arnold

    as Tomanian Officer (uncredited)
  • Joe Bordeaux

    as Ghetto Extra (uncredited)
  • Don Brodie

    as Reporter from International Press (uncredited)
  • Gino Corrado

    as Sculptor (uncredited)
  • John Davidson

    as Hospital Superintendent (uncredited)
  • Max Davidson

    as Jewish Man (uncredited)
  • Lew Davis

    as Hospital Orderly (uncredited)
  • Pat Flaherty

    as Friendly Storm Trooper (uncredited)
  • Bud Geary

    as Storm Trooper (uncredited)
  • Sam Harris

    as Officer (uncredited)
  • Eddie Hart

    as Policeman (uncredited)
  • Leyland Hodgson

    as Big Bertha Gunnery Officer (uncredited)
  • William Irving

    as Man Seated on Bed (uncredited)
  • Charles Irwin

    as Banquet Butler (uncredited)
  • Ethelreda Leopold

    as Blonde Secretary (uncredited)
  • Torben Meyer

    as Bald Barbershop Customer (uncredited)
  • Bert Moorhouse

    as Hynkel's Staff Officer (uncredited)
  • Nellie V. Nichols

    as Jewish Woman (uncredited)
  • Manuel París

    as Dance Extra at Ball (uncredited)
  • Jack Perrin

    as Jewish Man (uncredited)
  • Lucien Prival

    as Storm Trooper Officer (uncredited)
  • Cyril Ring

    as Officer Extra (uncredited)
  • Henry Roquemore

    as Soldier (uncredited)
  • Tiny Sandford

    as Soldier in 1918 Tomainia (uncredited)
  • Hans Schumm

    as Soldier (uncredited)
  • Harry Semels

    as Jewish Fruit Stand Proprietor (uncredited)
  • Charles Sullivan

    as Prison Guard (uncredited)
  • Carl Voss

    as Officer (uncredited)
  • Leo White

    as Hynkel's Barber (uncredited)
  • Harry Wilson

    as Soldier in Field (uncredited)
  • Hans Conried

    as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
  • Francis Ernest Drake

    as Storm Trooper (uncredited)
  • Francesca Santoro

    as Aggie (uncredited)
  • Leonard Walker

    as Conductor (uncredited)
  • Finn Zirzow

    as Soldier (uncredited)
Visual Effects Jack Cosgrove Visual Effects
Art Edward G. Boyle Set Decoration
Camera Karl Struss Director of Photography
Directing Charlie Chaplin Director
Production Charlie Chaplin Producer
Sound Charlie Chaplin Original Music Composer
Writing Charlie Chaplin Writer
Production Carter DeHaven Associate Producer
Camera Roland Totheroh Director of Photography
Editing Willard Nico Editor
Art J. Russell Spencer Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Ed Voight Makeup Artist
Sound Glenn Rominger Sound Designer
Sound Percy Townsend Sound Designer
Sound Carmen Dragon Orchestrator
Sound Max Terr Orchestrator
Sound Meredith Willson Original Music Composer
Crew Wheeler Dryden Second Unit
Directing Wheeler Dryden Assistant Director
Crew Buster Wiles Stunts
Costume & Make-Up Ted Tetrick Costume Supervisor
Crew Ralph Hammeras Special Effects