The Greatest Speech – Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin made one of the most moving speeches that I’ve ever heard in his film “The Great Dictator” circa 1940. In the film he played the duel role of The Dictator of Tomainia and a Jewish Barber in a ghetto. At the time of its first release, the United States was still formally at peace with Nazi Germany. Chaplin’s film advanced a stirring, controversial condemnation of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini’s fascism, antisemitism, and the Nazis, whom he mocks in the film as “machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts”.

A great film. Truly a must see.

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