Charlie Chaplin in The Great Dictator (1940, dir. Charlie Chaplin)



“Had I known of the actual horrors of Nazi concentration camps, I could not have made The Great Dictator. I wanted to ridicule their mystic bilge about a pure-blooded race. The English office at United Artists were against my making an anti-Hitler film – until the war had started.”

-Charlie Chaplin, My Life in Pictures (1974)