When we think of Charlie Chaplin we remember a little mustached clown with a cane and bowler hat who made us laugh, probably more than any other clown in history.

Today, April 16th, would be his 126th birthday. I always remembered that date as it is also the birthday of my father.

In honour of his special day I want to share a clip from his movie The Great Dictator which illustrates the serious side of this wonderful man …

If only there were world leaders today that share these sentiments

Sentiments arguably as true today as they were in 1940.
“In this world there is room for everyone. And the good earth is rich and can provide for everyone. The way of life can be free and beautiful, but we have lost the way”


  1. Jason Calley said,

    April 16, 2015 at 17:50

    This speech by Chaplin is one of the greatest scenes ever put on film! Thanks for posting it!

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  3. SpideyPeter said,

    April 17, 2015 at 10:48

    Reblogged this on penelopap.

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