Charles Chaplin Jr. once said about his father and Hitler:
“Their destinies were poles apart. One was to make millions weep, while the other was to set the whole world laughing. Dad could never think of Hitler without a shudder, half of horror, half of fascination. ‘Just think,’ he would say uneasily, ‘he’s the madman, I’m the comic. But it could have been the other way around.’”
Chaplin considered making the film in 1938 and it was released in October 1940, approximately a year after the war had started.
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