It's probably a bit melodramatic for modern tastes, but Chaplin's speech is one of the greatest moments in cinema. The movie was released in 1940, with the US still uncommitted to the fight against fascism, and features Chaplin in dual roles as the eponymous dictator and the oppressed Jewish barber who, in a case of mistaken identity, ends up making this eleventh-hour speech. Not bad for a boy from Bermondsey.
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