The Great Dictator

I saw a video online the other day of a great speech in a movie. The movie was The Great Dictator starring Charlie Chaplin. Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977) was a very famous movie star in the 1920s. At that time, movies were silent, the sound was only from a piano in the movie theater. You might have seen this famous man's pictures before.

In 1940, Charlie Chaplin made his first movie with sound. The Great Dictator was a comedy movie about Adolph Hitler and the Nazis. It was one of the first movie to critisize the Nazis and Germany. This was before the US entered the war. I found a copy of the speech on YouTube with Japanese subtitles. In this speech Chaplin's character talks about how being a dictator is bad, and that humans should all help each other and live in peace. I think it is a great speech.


 There is also another version of the video, which adds music and video from the last 70 years since the film was made. There is no Japanese in this version, but it is very interesting to watch I think.

Do you have any favorite movie speeches? Please share them in the comments below.

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