'The Great Dictator'

The most audacious critique of the war in Europe was Charlie Chaplin's first sound film, a brilliant satire released in 1940 filled with high comedy and pathos. Chaplin cast himself in a dual role of a Jewish barber and his look-alike -- the vain, self-glorious anti-Semitic dictator Adenoid Hynkel. Hitler banned it from Germany and all the Nazi occupied countries, though he did see the film twice. (Chaplin never found out what he thought of it.)
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