The Great Dictator

Continuity mistake: During the middle of the film, a butler comes in and out of the Dictator's office several times repeatedly. The door is open and shows the corridor outside the office, casting the shadow of a window off-screen. The shadow changes from small to big bewteen shots.

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Audio problem: When Hynkel refers to the peace treaty and says "I'll sign it," you can hear the sound quality change abruptly, and when Hynkel is saying "Napoloni the grosse peanut, the cheesy ravioli," his lips are not in sync.

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Continuity mistake: When Hynkel is removing Garbitsch's medals, a medal with a cross, close to the left armpit, disappears without Hynkel having touched it.

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Trivia: This was Charlie Chaplin's first feature film with full sound.


Schultz: Strange, and I always thought of you as an Aryan.
A Jewish barber: I'm a vegetarian.

Adenoid Hynkel: Garbitsch, what's the meaning of this? These appropriations? Twenty-five million for prison camps when we need every penny for the manufacturing of ammunition's?
Garbitsch: We've had to make a few arrests.
Adenoid Hynkel: A few? How many?
Garbitsch: Nothing astronomical. Five or ten thousand.
Adenoid Hynkel: Oh.
Garbitsch: A day.
Adenoid Hynkel: A day?
Garbitsch: Just a few dissenters, that's all.

Schultz: You must speak.
A Jewish Barber: I can't.
Schultz: You must. It's our only hope.
A Jewish Barber: Hope.

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