The Great Dictator

Once again - the whole world laughs!

Genre: Comedy
Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1940-10-23
Run time: 125 minute / 2:5
Budget: $2,000,000
Revenue: $11,000,000
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Production Companies : Roy Export Company Establishment, United Artists
Production Country: United States of America


Charlie Chaplin
as Adenoid Hynkel, Dictator of Tomania / A Jewish Barber
Jack Oakie
as Benzino Napaloni, Dictator of Bacteria
Reginald Gardiner
as Commander Schultz
Henry Daniell
as Garbitsch
Billy Gilbert
as Field Marshal Herring
Grace Hayle
as Madame Napaloni
Carter DeHaven
as Spook
Paulette Goddard
as Hannah
Maurice Moscovitch
as Mr. Jaeckel
Emma Dunn
as Mrs. Jaeckel
Bernard Gorcey
as Mr. Mann
Paul Weigel
as Mr. Agar
Chester Conklin
as Barber's Customer
Esther Michelson
as Jewish Woman
Hank Mann
as Storm Trooper Stealing Fruit
Florence Wright
as Blonde Secretary
Eddie Gribbon
as Tomanian Storm Trooper
Rudolph Anders
as Tomanian Commandant at Osterlich / Robert O. Davis
Eddie Dunn
as Whitewashed Storm Trooper
Nita Pike
as Secretary
George Lynn
as Commander of Storm Troopers
Wheeler Dryden
as Heinrich Schtick / Translator (voice)
Fred Aldrich
as Soldier (uncredited)
Richard Alexander
as Tomainian Prison Guard in 1918 (uncredited)
Sig Arno
as Compact Parachute Inventor (uncredited)
William Arnold
as Tomanian Officer (uncredited)
Joe Bordeaux
as Ghetto Extra (uncredited)
Don Brodie
as Reporter from International Press (uncredited)
Gino Corrado
as Sculptor (uncredited)
John Davidson
as Hospital Superintendent (uncredited)
Max Davidson
as Jewish Man (uncredited)
Lew Davis
as Hospital Orderly (uncredited)
Pat Flaherty
as Friendly Storm Trooper (uncredited)
Bud Geary
as Storm Trooper (uncredited)
Sam Harris
as Officer (uncredited)
Eddie Hart
as Policeman (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson
as Big Bertha Gunnery Officer (uncredited)
William Irving
as Man Seated on Bed (uncredited)
Charles Irwin
as Banquet Butler (uncredited)
Ethelreda Leopold
as Blonde Secretary (uncredited)
Torben Meyer
as Bald Barbershop Customer (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse
as Hynkel's Staff Officer (uncredited)
Nellie V. Nichols
as Jewish Woman (uncredited)
Manuel ParĂ­s
as Dance Extra at Ball (uncredited)
Jack Perrin
as Jewish Man (uncredited)
Lucien Prival
as Storm Trooper Officer (uncredited)
Cyril Ring
as Officer Extra (uncredited)
Henry Roquemore
as Soldier (uncredited)
Tiny Sandford
as Soldier in 1918 Tomainia (uncredited)
Hans Schumm
as Soldier (uncredited)
Harry Semels
as Jewish Fruit Stand Proprietor (uncredited)
Charles Sullivan
as Prison Guard (uncredited)
Carl Voss
as Officer (uncredited)
Leo White
as Hynkel's Barber (uncredited)
Harry Wilson
as Soldier in Field (uncredited)
Hans Conried
as Undetermined Role (uncredited)
Francis Ernest Drake
as Storm Trooper (uncredited)
Francesca Santoro
as Aggie (uncredited)
Leonard Walker
as Conductor (uncredited)
Visual Effects
Jack Cosgrove Visual Effects

Edward G. Boyle Set Decoration

Karl Struss Director of Photography

Charlie Chaplin Director

Charlie Chaplin Producer

Charlie Chaplin Original Music Composer

Charlie Chaplin Writer

Carter DeHaven Associate Producer

Roland Totheroh Director of Photography

Willard Nico Editor

J. Russell Spencer Art Direction

Costume & Make-Up
Ed Voight Makeup Artist

Glenn Rominger Sound Designer
Percy Townsend Sound Designer
Carmen Dragon Orchestrator
Max Terr Orchestrator
Meredith Willson Original Music Composer

Wheeler Dryden Second Unit

Wheeler Dryden Assistant Director

Buster Wiles Stunts

Costume & Make-Up
Ted Tetrick Costume Supervisor

Ralph Hammeras Special Effects

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