The Tramp and the Dictator (2002)

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  • Chaplin and Hitler The Tramp and the Dictator Alternative


A documentary looking at the backgrounds of Charles Chaplin and Adolf Hitler, and the production of the former's film THE GREAT DICTATOR. With contributions from screenwriter Walter Bernstein, author Ray Bradbury, Sidney Lumet, critic Stanley Kauffmann, Chaplin's son Sydney Chaplin, politician and historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr, Bernard Vorhaus, Reinhard Spitzy (a member of Hitler's inner circle), Budd Schulberg, historian Gitta Sereny, Al Hirschfeld (publicity artist on THE GREAT DICTATOR), Chaplin's cousin Betty Tetrick, filmmaker Nicola Radosevic, Chaplin's assistant Dan James (voice only in a 1983 recording), and Ivor Montagu (in a 1980 interview).

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