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    The Great Dictator (United Artists, 1940). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Charlie Chaplin's first all-talking feature film, this was a courageous indictment of Hitler's Third Reich, filmed and released well before America entered World War II, and became Chaplin's biggest box office hit. The story, in which a Jewish barber is mistaken for Adenoid Hynkel, dictator of Tomania, is pure Chaplin, but it's his impassioned speech at the end, espousing the ideals of peace and tolerance, that makes this film a timeless classic. As one of Chaplin's greatest pictures, it's not surprising that paper for this title is extremely popular with collectors, and extremely scarce. Offered here is a gorgeous half sheet. It shows some edge wear, light soiling in the bottom border, tears in the left and right borders repaired with tape on the reverse, corner bumps and creases, a larger crease in the top right, and small tears in the top and bottom border. None of these minor flaws detract from the overwhelming eye-appeal and desirability of this classic poster, which will make a perfect addition to any collection. Rolled, Very Fine-.

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