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Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux(1947)

Also Known As: Comedy of Murders | The Lady Killer |

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Brief Synopsis

A man woos and murders rich widows to support his invalid wife.

Cast & Crew

Charles Chaplin Henri Verdoux, alias Varnay, alias [Captain Louis] Bonheur, alias Floray
Mady Correll Mona, his wife
Allison Roddan Peter, their son
Robert Lewis Maurice Bottello, Verdoux's friend
Audrey Betz Martha, his wife
Martha Raye Annabella Bonheur
Ada-May Annette, her maid
Isobel Elsom Marie Grosnay
Helene Heigh Yvonne, Marie's friend
Margaret Hoffman Lydia Floray
Marilyn Nash The girl

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: week of 4 Jul 1946
Release Date:  1947 Production Date:  AFI*; UCLA
VHS tape at UCLA +e May 93
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  United Artists Corp.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  Chaplin Studios, Inc.
Duration(mins):  120 or 122-123 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  11,132    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Monsieur Verdoux

    Goetan 2014-08-15

    Chaplin's darkest and most-controversial masterpiece. Chaplin deserved a Best Actor nomination as a suave Bluebeard who murders awful, wealthy women... MORE>

  • Keep you mourth shut

    denscul 2014-08-14

    Since many of Chaplin's greatest works were satires of the human follies, its doubly notable that his latest films were caricatures. One of the most... MORE>

  • Genius

    Dave 2013-07-27

    Chaplin is pure genius and even as this movie was a talky, he could have simply made this a silent and it would still have been a great classic. His... MORE>