History Film / TheGreatDictator

23rd Jul '17 2:03:23 AM CaptEquinox
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* CommissarCap: Chaplin lampoons Adolph Hitler and wears a wonderful Commissar Cap with a XX logo in place of the swastika.

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* CommissarCap: Chaplin lampoons Adolph Hitler and wears a wonderful Commissar Cap with a XX (the "Double-Cross") logo in place of the swastika.
23rd Jul '17 2:00:27 AM CaptEquinox
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* CasualDangerDialogue: When the Jewish Barber is hanging to an upside-down plane by just the control stick, he never even raises his voice. When the plane starts to dive, Schultz rambles about his beloved and daffodils, and continues ''even after the plane crashes''.

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* CasualDangerDialogue: When the Jewish Barber is hanging to an upside-down plane by just the control stick, he never even raises his voice. When the plane starts to dive, Schultz (who's been shot and is delirious with blood loss) rambles about his beloved and daffodils, and continues ''even after the plane crashes''.



--> '''Jewish Barber''': Absolutely not.

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--> '''Jewish Barber''': Absolutely not.Impossible.
30th Jun '17 8:00:04 PM jamespolk
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''The Great Dictator'' was (of course) banned in UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, although prints of the film still found their way into occupied Europe. According to an eyewitness, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler obtained a copy of the film and watched it twice; when Chaplin found this out, he said that he would give anything to know what he thought of it. Britain had announced that they were going to ban the film while the film was in production (so that it wouldn't interfere with the country's appeasement policy with Nazi Germany), but when the film was released, Britain had entered the war against the Nazis, and the film couldn't be brought in fast enough; it ended up providing some badly needed laughs at a time where laughs were in short supply for Britain (and most of Europe).

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''The Great Dictator'' was (of course) banned in UsefulNotes/NaziGermany, although prints of the film still found their way into occupied Europe. According [[note]]According to an eyewitness, UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler obtained a copy of the film and watched it twice; when Chaplin found this out, he said that he would give anything to know what he thought of it. it.[[/note]] Britain had announced that they were going to ban the film while the film was in production (so that it wouldn't interfere with the country's appeasement policy with Nazi Germany), but when the film was released, Britain had entered the war against the Nazis, and the film couldn't be brought in fast enough; it ended up providing some badly needed laughs at a time where laughs were in short supply for Britain (and most of Europe).
17th Jun '17 8:06:29 PM DoctorPretentious
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* Heel-Face Turn: Schultz has one after rescuing the barber from the storm troopers.

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* Heel-Face Turn: HeelFaceTurn: Schultz has one after rescuing the barber from the storm troopers.
28th Jan '17 8:21:00 PM mkmckoy
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* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: Parodied - the film begins with the notice: "[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Any resemblance between Hynkel the dictator and the Jewish barber is purely co-incidental]]".

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* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: Parodied - the film begins with the notice: "[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed "[[IdenticalStranger Any resemblance between Hynkel the dictator and the Jewish barber is purely co-incidental]]".



%%* RomanAClef: The intro references this.

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%%* * RomanAClef: The intro references this.movie is essentially a thinly veiled, fictionalized version of Germany's Anschluss with Austria and of ''Kristallnacht'', the pre-war German pogrom that preceded TheHolocaust.



-->'''Translator''': [[{{Understatement}} His Excellency has just made reference to the Jewish people.]]

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-->'''Translator''': [[{{Understatement}} His Excellency has just made reference referred to the Jewish people.]]



%%* ThoseWackyNazis

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%%* ThoseWackyNazis* ThoseWackyNazis: UrExample before the world experienced or understood the full extent of Nazi evil. Chaplin even claimed he would not have made the movie had he known the true nature of the Nazi concentration camps.



%%* WideEyedIdealist: Hannah.

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%%* * WideEyedIdealist: Hannah.Hannah never loses her innocence despite her life in the Jewish ghetto.
28th Jan '17 8:05:38 PM mkmckoy
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%%* TheEmpire: Hynkel and Garbitsch's ultimate vision for Tomainia

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%%* * TheEmpire: Hynkel and Garbitsch's ultimate vision for Tomainia



%%* FictionalCountry: Germania and Bacteria.

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%%* FictionalCountry: Germania Tomainia and Bacteria.Bacteria are [[{{Expy}} expies]] for NaziGermany and FascistItaly.



%%* Heel-Face Turn: see [trope] is not context

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%%* * Heel-Face Turn: see [trope] is not contextSchultz has one after rescuing the barber from the storm troopers.



%%* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The sons and daughters of the Double Cross are [[{{Expy}} clear expies]] for the Nazi Party.
%%* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Asserted at the beginning on the film.

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%%* * ANaziByAnyOtherName: The sons and daughters of the Double Cross are [[{{Expy}} clear expies]] for the Nazi Party.
%%* NoCelebritiesWereHarmed: Asserted at the beginning on the film.
Party.



%%* NoSwastikas: The [[MeaningfulName Double Cross]].

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%%* * NoSwastikas: The symbol of Hynkel's regime is the [[MeaningfulName Double Cross]].



* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: Parodied - the film begins with the notice: "Any resemblance between Hynkel the dictator and the Jewish barber is purely co-incidental".

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* OurLawyersAdvisedThisTrope: Parodied - the film begins with the notice: "Any "[[NoCelebritiesWereHarmed Any resemblance between Hynkel the dictator and the Jewish barber is purely co-incidental".co-incidental]]".



%%* PrinceAndPauper: The dictator and the barber in this case.

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%%* * PrinceAndPauper: The dictator This accidentally happens to Hynkel and the barber, when Hynkel goes missing while fishing and the barber is [[DressingAsTheEnemy dressed in this case.a military uniform]]. Until then [[FailedASpotCheck no one notices the resemblance between the barber and der Phooey]].



* StupidJetpackHitler: Made fun of. Herring is very enthusiastic about various inventions that all fail hilariously in ways that kills their inventors. Fuehrer Adenoid Hynkel is less enthusiastic and finally tells him to just stop, please.
%%* TactfulTranslation: Done with the dictator's speech [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4UhJpviVYg here]].

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* StupidJetpackHitler: Made fun of.Parodied. Herring is very enthusiastic about various inventions that all fail hilariously in ways that kills their inventors. Fuehrer Adenoid Hynkel is less enthusiastic and finally tells him to just stop, please.
%%* * TactfulTranslation: Done with Hynkel's translator does this throughout the dictator's speech [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z4UhJpviVYg here]].opening speech]]. It is especially evident after Hynkel's rant about "der Juden."
-->'''Translator''': [[{{Understatement}} His Excellency has just made reference to the Jewish people.]]
28th Jan '17 7:43:21 PM mkmckoy
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* AdolfHitlarious: Came pretty close to being the UrExample and TropeMaker, but was beaten out by Film/TheThreeStooges' ''Film/YouNaztySpy''.

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* AdolfHitlarious: Came pretty close to being the UrExample and TropeMaker, but was beaten out by Film/TheThreeStooges' ''Film/YouNaztySpy''.



%%* AuthorFilibuster: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbn-GjL6WLA "Look up, Hannah".]] (

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%%* * AuthorFilibuster: The barber's final speech as Hynkel expresses Chaplin's own views about fascism and militarism.
-->'''Barber''':
[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kbn-GjL6WLA "Look up, Hannah".]] (]]



%%* TheCaligula: Hynkel.

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%%* TheCaligula: Hynkel.Hynkel



%%* DefectorFromDecadence: Commander Schultz.

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%%* * DefectorFromDecadence: Commander Schultz.Schultz abandons Hynkel's regime when he sees the barber fighting the storm troopers.



%%* TheEmpire: Tomainia.

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%%* TheEmpire: Tomainia.Hynkel and Garbitsch's ultimate vision for Tomainia



%%* EvilChancellor: Garbitsch.



%%* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The sons and daughters of the Double Cross. (How are they like Nazis?)

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%%* ANaziByAnyOtherName: The sons and daughters of the Double Cross. (How Cross are they like Nazis?)[[{{Expy}} clear expies]] for the Nazi Party.
28th Jan '17 7:25:00 PM mkmckoy
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%%* BoisterousBruiser: Napaloni

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%%* * BoisterousBruiser: NapaloniNapaloni expresses his fondness for Hynkel by slapping him hard on the back and nearly shaking his arm off.
28th Jan '17 6:03:55 PM Chytus
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* BoisterousBruiser: Napaloni

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* %%* BoisterousBruiser: Napaloni
28th Jan '17 5:38:19 PM mkmckoy
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%%* BoisterousBruiser: Napaloni

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%%* * BoisterousBruiser: Napaloni
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