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The Greatest Speech

Charlie Chaplin, The Great Dictator (1940):

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  2. I agree! I had not seen the movie until a few years ago, and I thought it was incredible. The speech brought tears to my eyes, as I think it has done for millions. A year or so ago, I got to see the movie in a theatre, with Norman Lloyd being a guest. He was a good friend of Chaplin, played tennis with him. He is now around 103. He made some charming comments, then sat down in the audience to watch the film, how touching. He said that Chaplin was concerned that he might have made it too humorous. Chaplin said that had he known about the horrors of the concentration camps then, he would not have done the movie. But this speech he wrote for his heroic character is the greatest speech I have ever heard in a movie., and perhaps anywhere. And knowing that Chaplin was forced out of this country by J. Edgar Hoover, for alleged Communist sympathies, is so sad and infuriating. But Chaplin and his speech triumphed over Hoover, and everyone else. Many people thought that Chaplin was Jewish, but it appears that he was not. When asked if he were Jewish, Chaplin replied, “I regret that I do not have that honor.”

  3. This is a different version than I have seen in the movie, where the barber says, “Look up!,” and Paulette Goddard rises and looks up to the heavens with her eyes alight. I don’t think that there was any cheering crowd in the movie. But the power of the words is still there.

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