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Monsieur Verdoux

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Year :
Cast :
Charles Chaplin, Martha Raye, Isobel Elsom, Marilyn Nash, Robert Lewis, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Audrey Betz, Ada-May Wells, Marjorie Bennett, Helene High, Margaret Hoffmann, Irving Bacon, Edwin Mills, Virginia Brissac, Almira Sessions...
Production :
United Artists
Description :
Inspired by notorious French serial killer Landru, Henri Verdoux lures wealthy women by promising them sweet happy-ever-afters. After the wedding bells chime, however, he murders them for their fortunes. In this particularly dark comedy, Chaplin questions our perception of evil: Isn’t this refined criminal a mere amateur compared to weapons suppliers and dictators? We stand ready to condemn a murderer, but when war victims are counted in millions, we celebrate a hero!
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Filming Monsieur Verdoux

Charles Chaplin, without modesty, described "Monsieur Verdoux" as “the cleverest and most brilliant film of my career”...

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Planting the Seeds for Verdoux

Charlie was a lifelong admirer of what we now call “true crime” stories, as well as their real-life counterparts. Monsieur Verdoux simply allowed him to live out one of these stories on film...

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Monsieur Verdoux Synopsis

Verdoux is a bluebeard, an insignificant bank clerk, who, having lost his job during the Depression, evolves a scheme of marrying old spinsters and murdering them for their money...

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Speech from Monsieur Verdoux

Transcript of Verdoux's final remarks to the court during his trial...