| The Great Dictator, Charlie Chaplin plays Adenoid Hynkel and Jackie Oakie plays Benzino Napaloni, 1940, click to play excerpt |
What a perfect satire from the wonderful Chaplin.
It’s extremely unsettling to imagine this film was made while Mr Mussolini and Mr Hitler were hanging out together. Chaplin said he wouldn’t have made such a joke of it had he known what was really going on in Germany and Italy.
Funny and beautiful and great.