.. .. 'Greatest Speech Ever' .. .. [.&... before You get All UPSET .. WATCH the Movie: 'The Great Dictator' [Charlie Chaplin] .&. its the 'first time' He SPOKE in a Movie .&. It was a 'Patriotic Declaration AGAINST Nazism .&. the Encouragement of Our Troops who Fought in this War'.]
At the time of The Great Dictator's first release (1940), the United States was still formally at peace with Nazi Germany. Chaplin's film advanced a stirring, controversial condemnation of Adolf Hitler, Benito Mussolini's fascism, antisemitism, and the Nazis, whom he mocks in the film as "machine men, with machine minds and machine hearts"