Monsieur Verdoux Movie Review 1947

Information and Film Reviews for Monsieur Verdoux the Movie

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A thorough Chaplin effort, as he produced, directed, wrote, scored and starred. A prim and proper bank cashier in Paris marries and murders rich women in order to support his real wife and family. A mild scandal in its day, though second-thought pacifism and stale humor date it. A bomb upon release (leading Chaplin to shelve it for 17 years) and a cult item today, admired for both its flaws and complexity. Raye fearlessly chews scenery and croissants. Initially based upon a suggestion from Orson Welles.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 123 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Black Comedy, France, Family Ties
Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin, Martha Raye, Isobel Elsom, Mady Correll, Marilyn Nash, Irving Bacon, William Frawley, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis
Curt Courant, Roland H. Totheroh
Charlie Chaplin
Charlie Chaplin
Charles Chaplin

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