• By John D.
    April 19, 2011
    08:53 PM

    Three reasons: 1. Chaplin's brilliant takeoff on Hitler's ranting. 2. The moral seriousness behind all the clowning. 3. His final line: "Look up, Hannah, look up..." (Hannah was his late mother's name.)
  • By Austin_B64
    May 01, 2011
    12:22 AM

    1) Chaplin's performance, which shows he was much a genius as a talking clown as he was a silent clown (and was, sadly, his only Oscar nomination as an actor). 2) The "Globe Sequence" which, very much, strips Hitler down to the bone. 3) Jack Oakie's role which gives Mussolini a much-needed kick in the...you know.