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Title The great dictator [videorecording] / Charles Chaplin Film Corporation ; written & directed by Charles Chaplin.

Imprint [Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection : Janus Films : Distributed by MK2, ©2011.

Call No.PN1997.2 .G74 2011 2 videodiscs in one container. Circulation Desk
LocationMoore Video

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 Moore Video  PN1997.2 .G74 2011    DUE 02-15-22  Ask at Circulation Desk
 Moore Video  PN1997.2 .G74 2011  booklet    DUE 02-15-22  Ask at Circulation Desk
Edition Special ed.
Description 2 DVDs (125 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in.+ 1 booklet (28 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.)
Series Criterion collection ; 565
Criterion collection ; 565.
System Details DVD; region 1, NTSC; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; Dolby digital mono.
Language Subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Cast Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert, Grace Hayle, Carter De Haven, Maurice Moscovich, Emma Dunn, Bernard Gorcey, Paul Weigel, Chester Conklin, Esther Michelson, Hank Mann, Florence Wright, Eddie Gribbon, Robert O'Davis, Eddie Dunn, Nita Pike, Peter Lynn.
Credits Directors of photography, Karl Struss, Roland Totheroh ; film editor, Willard Nico ; musical direction, Meredith Willson ; original music, Charles Chaplin, Meredith Willson ; art director, J. Russell Spencer ; sound, Percy Townsend, Glenn Rominger.
Summary In Chaplin's first talkie, he plays the duel role of dictator Adenoid Hynkel and a Jewish barber who is a dead-ringer look-alike for der Nutsie...and who thwarts his plans for world domination.
Contents Special features: Disc 1. Optional audio feature commentary with author Dan Kamin and historian Hooman Mehran ; Disc 2. The tramp and the dictator (Kevin Brownlow and Michael Kloft's documentary paralleling the lives of Chaplin and Hitler) -- Chaplin's Napoleon (visual essay by Cecilia Cenciarelli) -- The clown turns prophet (visual essay by Jeffrey Vance) -- Sydney Chaplin's footage (making-of featurette by Sydney Chaplin) -- King, Queen, Joker (short film directed and played by Sydney Chaplin) -- Charlie the barber (deleted scene) ; Booklet: Essay, The joker and the madman, by Michael Wood -- Essay, Mr. Chaplin answers his critics, by Charles Chaplin -- Essay, What is known as really speaking, by Jean Narboni.
Note Originally produced as a motion picture in 1940.
Awards Named to the National Film Registry in 1997 by the Library of Congress ; Nominee: Best Actor in a Leading Role (Charles Chaplin), Best Actor in a Supporting Role (Jack Oakie), Best Music, Original Score (Meredith Willson), Best Picture, Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Charles Chaplin), 1940 Academy Awards (U.S.A.).
Subject Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945 -- Drama.
Mussolini, Benito, 1883-1945 -- Drama.
Dictators -- Drama.
Dictators -- Parodies, imitations, etc.
Fascism -- Drama.
Fascism -- Parodies, imitations, etc.
National socialism -- Drama.
National socialism -- Parodies, imitations, etc.
Jews -- Persecutions -- Germany -- Drama.
Antisemitism -- Germany -- Drama.
Germany -- History -- 1933-1945 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Comedy films.
Dark comedy films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
National Film Registry.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
Added Author Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977. Director. Screenwriter. Actor.
Struss, Karl, 1886-1981. Cinematographer.
Totheroh, Roland H., 1890-1967. Cinematographer.
Nico, Willard. Film editor.
Willson, Meredith, 1902-1984. Musical director. Composer.
Spencer, J. Russell. Artistic director.
Townsend, Percy J. Sound designer.
Rominger, Glenn. Sound designer.
Goddard, Paulette, 1911-1990. Actor.
Oakie, Jack, 1903-1978. Actor.
Gardiner, Reginald, 1903-1980. Actor.
Daniell, Henry, 1894-1963. Actor.
Gilbert, Billy, 1893-1971. Actor.
Hayle, Grace, 1888-1963. Actor.
De Haven, Carter, 1886-1977. Actor.
Moscovich, Maurice, 1871-1940. Actor.
Dunn, Emma, 1875-1966. Actor.
Gorcey, Bernard, 1886-1955. Actor.
Weigel, Paul, 1867-1951. Actor.
Conklin, Chester, 1888-1971. Actor.
Michelson, Esther, 1898-1965. Actor.
Mann, Hank, 1887-1971. Actor.
Wright, Florence. Actor.
Gribbon, Edward. Actor.
Dunn, Eddie, 1896-1951. Actor.
Pike, Nita, 1913-1954. Actor.
Lynn, George, 1906-1964. Actor.
Charles Chaplin Film Corporation.
Criterion Collection (Firm)
Janus Films.
MK2 Productions.
Added Title Great dictator (Motion picture)
ISBN 9781604654233
Standard No. 715515080712
Music No. CC2011D The Criterion Collection