Lo and behold, Charlie Chaplin’s first ever talkie finds himself in one of THE quintessential monologues of all time. A stirring declaration of mutual coexistence, peace, and individuality, Chaplin denounces Hitler, Nazism, Fascism, and the totalitarian regimes that would define later years long before the United States even had the guts to do so - in 1940. And without further ado, here’s Great Acting Performances [volume 2] - Charlie Chaplin.

To those interested in more, here’s another version of the speech interspersed with various images of nature/current events for an even more awe-inspiring moment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WibmcsEGLKo

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