The Great Dictator (1940)

Directed by Charlie Chaplin

Dictator Adenoid Hynkel tries to expand his empire while a poor Jewish barber tries to avoid persecution from Hynkel's regime.

The effect [of The Great Dictator] is not to humanize Hitler but, in part—and this is an aspect of the film’s courage—to Hitlerize Chaplin.

Michael Wood (The London Review of Books)