The Great Dictator Trailer & Clips


The Great Dictator full movie is released on Mar 07, 1941. Watch The Great Dictator online - the English Comedy movie from United States , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $970,263. The Great Dictator is directed by Charles Chaplin and created by Charles Chaplin with Charles Chaplin and Jack Oakie. The Great Dictator is available online on HBO Max and HBO Max Amazon Channel.

20 years after the end of WWI, in which the nation of Tomainia was on the losing side, Adenoid Hynkel has risen to power as the ruthless dictator of the country. He believes in a pure Aryan state and the decimation of the Jews. This situation is unknown to a simple Jewish Tomainian barber who has been hospitalized since a WWI battle. Upon his release the barber, who had been suffering from memory loss about the war, is shown the new persecuted life of the Jews by many living in the Jewish ghetto, including a washerwoman named Hannah with whom he begins a relationship. The barber is ultimately spared such persecution by Commander Schultz, whom he saved in that WWI battle. The lives of all Jews in Tomainia are eventually spared with a policy shift by Hynkel himself, who is doing so for ulterior motives. But those motives include a desire for world domination, starting with the invasion of neighboring Osterlich, which may be threatened by Benzino Napaloni, the dictator of neighboring Bacteria. Ultimately Schultz, who has turned traitor against Hynkel's regime, and the barber may be able to join forces to take control of the situation, using Schultz's inside knowledge of the regime's workings and the barber's uncanny resemblance to one of those in power.

As know as:

Il grande dittatore, Didysis diktatorius, Der große Diktator, Le dictateur, Dictator-e bozorg

Release Date:

Oct 15, 1940

Release Date (Streaming):

May 24, 2011


United States


English, Esperanto, Latin

Stream Service:

United Artists

Production Companies:

Charles Chaplin Productions

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Gross worldwide:



The Comedy Masterpiece!, Chaplin talks . . while You Laugh ! His greatest comedy since "Shoulder Arms" and "the Gold Rush" !, He talks., Once again - the whole world laughs!


William Goss
The first full-blown talkie from the biggest star of the silent era, complete with a message that Chaplin couldn't have sent more loudly or clearly.
by rottentomatoes, Jun 01, 2011
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
Chaplin is at his most profound in suggesting that there is much of the Tramp in the Dictator, and much of the Dictator in the Tramp.
by rottentomatoes, Sep 03, 2010
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
Like all major Chaplin works, Dictator was a cheaply, but methodically, made film, a cardboard act of humanist defiance, and, thanks to its purity of purpose, the cheesier the jokes get, the harder they land.
by rottentomatoes, Dec 23, 2009

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