Chaplin’s first true talking picture and its extraordinary last scene


A friend of mine shared this on Facebook recently and I found it mesmerizing.  I’ve never seen The Great Dictator, but based on this scene, I feel I should.

If you want to read the text of this speech, it can be found here.

Dabney Grinnan

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