Monsieur Verdoux

by Charlie Chaplin2h021946United States

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Inspired by notorious French serial killer Landru, Henri Verdoux lures wealthy women by promising them sweet happy-everafters. 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!

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Producer : Charlie Chaplin
    • Production Compagny : Charles Chaplin Productions
    • Photo Director : Roland Totheroh
    • Editing : Willard Nico
    • Original Music : Charlie Chaplin
    • Distributor : MK2
    • Director : Charlie Chaplin
    • Scenario : Charlie Chaplin
    • Sound Recorder : James T. Corrigan
    • Costume Design : Drew Tetrick
    • Original Work Author : Orson Welles
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1946
    • French release date : 16 janvier 1948
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language : English

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