The Great Dictator Introduced by The New Inquiry
1940, US, Charlie Chaplin & Wheeler Dryden, 124 min.
Starring Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Godard & Jackie Oakie
Why this movie is unforgettable:
1. It’s the first film in which Charles Chaplin spoke on screen.
2. It marked the last time Chaplin would wear the Little Tramp's ‘stache on screen.
3. It’s the first film to lampoon Hitler and Nazi Germany.
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The New Inquiry is an online journal of criticism and monthly magazine with a focus on new work from independent publishers and producers. Rachel Rosenfelt is The New Inquiry's founder and editor-in-chief. She is joined by Willie Osterweil, editor of The New Inquiry's film section and Patrick Harrison, a New York-based theater actor and senior contributor to the magazine.