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    The Great Dictator (United Artists, 1940). Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    At a time when most of America was not eager to join the fight in Europe, movie genius Charlie Chaplin took full aim at the maniacal German leader Adolf Hitler, and created one of his most powerful and important films. Chaplin as Adenoid Hynkel, spoofs the dictator. In a second role, he ridicules the Nazis for their racism, by portraying a likeable Jewish barber who falls in love with Hannah, played by Chaplin's wife Paulette Goddard. Comedian Jack Oakie does a fine job mocking Mussolini as Benzino Napaloni, dictator of Bacteria. Chaplin's first talkie was both courageous and a monumental success. The poster had slight fold wear, several tears in the borders, a corner bend, a small corner chip, and minor chips along the bottom edge. This important piece has been expertly restored, and it displays in near perfection. Fine+ on Paper.


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