The Great Dictator was Chaplin's first true sound film. In this scene Charlie inspects a missile that follows him! The movie is a 1940 American political satire comedy-drama film written, directed, produced, scored by and starring Charlie Chaplin.
Fight with Police
In The Great Dictator movie, Chaplin plays both leading roles: a ruthless fascist dictator, and a persecuted Jewish barber. The film was banned in several Latin American countries, where there were active movements of Nazi sympathizers.
Once Charlie said: I’m sorry, but I don’t want to be an emperor. That’s not my business. I don’t want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone - if possible - Jew, Gentile - black man - white.
The Great Dictator was popular with audiences, becoming Chaplin's most commercially successful film. In this scene Charlie accidentally drops a grenade in his shirt in the middle of the war and has a hard time finding it!
In 1997, The Great Dictator movie was selected by the Library of Congress for preservation in the United States National Film Registry as being 'culturally, historically or aesthetically significant'.
Charlie Chaplin - The Great Dictator (1940)
In The Great Dictator, Chaplin plays both leading roles - a ruthless fascist dictator, and a persecuted Jewish barber. In this classic scene, Chaplin shaves a customer to Brahms' Hungarian Dance No. 5.