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  • In what turned out to be the start of the Hollywood blacklist by the House Un-American Activities Committee, there were rumors that chairman J. Parnell Thomas would subpoena Chaplin to defend his loyalty. Chaplin sent a preemptive telegram telling Thomas he could have save the taxpayers money by calling him collect on the matter. Chaplin went on to conclude, "In order to be completely up-to-date on my thinking I suggest you review my latest production, Monsieur Verdoux. It is against war and the futile slaughter of youth. I trust you will not find its humane message distasteful. While you are preparing your engraved subpoena I will give you a hint on where I stand. I am not a Communist. I am a peacemonger."*
  • The final speech in The Great Dictator. Nothing more that can be said on it, really.
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