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.

Distribution

CBS/Fox Video, 1330 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10019, Phone: (212)373-4800, Toll-free: 800-800-4369, Fax: (212)373-4803, Remarks: Does not handle retail queries from consumers; contact your local video distributor.

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 123 minutes.

Cast and Crew

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

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