Friday, April 5, 2019

The Great Dictator (R1968) - (Charlie Chaplin) French medium poster

The Great Dictator (R1968) - (Charlie Chaplin) French medium poster

This is a 22.5" x 30.5" French poster designed by Leo Kouper for a 1968 rerelease of the 1940 film The Great Dictator written and directed by Charles Chaplin and starring Charlie Chaplin as the dictator Adenoid Hynkel/the Jewish barber. Plot summary: Twenty years after the end of World War I Adenoid Hynkel has become dictator of the nation of Tomania. Hynkel wants to exterminate the Jews, establish a pure Aryan state and dominate the world. A Jewish barber is unaware of any of this because of war injuries, which have left him with amnesia. His old war comrade Commander Schultz [Reginald Gardiner] saves him from the persecution the other Jews are experiencing in the ghetto. The barber meets a Jewish washerwoman named Hannah, [Paulette Goddard] with whom he begins a relationship.

Cast and crew: Charles Chaplin, Leo Kouper, Jack Oakie, Reginald Gardiner, Henry Daniell, Billy Gilbert, Grace Hayle, Carter DeHaven, Paulette Goddard, Maurice Moscovitch, Emma Dunn, Bernard Gorcey, Paul Weigel, Chester Conklin, Esther Michelson, Hank Mann



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