Posted on

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.

Advertisements

One response to “The Greatest Speech – Charlie Chaplin

  1. Pingback: The Great Dictator (1940) – Charles Chaplin (Darrell Ron Tuffs) | A World Of Film

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s