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DAR award for "The Great Dictator"?


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The journalist Ron Rosenbaum has complained that The Great Dictator isn't anti-Hitler enough.  I'm not going to go into full details of this argument, which ignores the fact that the film was completed before Hitler had conquered most of Western Europe.  (The movie was released in October 1940, at a time when supporters of the Allies were downplaying the need for American entry into the war).  But one argument he makes was that the DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution) gave the movie an award because they saw it as anti-interventionist, like themselves.  Can anyone provide any information about this?

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