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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.

8.5
4,237
Directed by

Charlie Chaplin

Written by

Charlie Chaplin (Screenplay)

Runtime

125 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Once again - the whole world laughs!

Cast

Keywords

world war i germany nazi good vs evil amnesia satire propaganda fascism hairdresser dictator jew barber shop speech jewish ghetto national socialism national socialist party

Photos

Lists

#53 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#175 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#37 on AFI's 100 years...100 laughs AFI

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Charlie Chaplin

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Score

Oscar nomination for Best Picture

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Leading Role Charlie Chaplin