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Monsieur Verdoux (1947) (A Comedy of Murders)

Monsieur Verdoux                                  (1947)
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Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin
Henri Verdoux - Alias Varnay - Alias Bonheur - Alias Floray
Robert Lewis Robert Lewis
Maurice Bottello - Verdoux's Friend
Audrey Betz Audrey Betz
Martha
Martha Raye Martha Raye
Annabella Bonheur
Ada May Ada May
Annette
Isobel Elsom Isobel Elsom
Marie Grosnay


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I'm a big fan of Charlie Chaplin so I really had to watch this flick at some point. Apparently, the film was originally meant to be directed by Orson Welles and starring Charles Chaplin, but Chaplin backed out at the last moment, saying that he had never had anyone direct him before and didn't want to start. Can you imagine this combination?!? Eventually, Chaplin directed the thing himself and reg... read more
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Description: Henri Verdoux's business requires a lot of travel. His business involves wooing wealthy spinsters, winning their confidence and bank accounts, then killing the hapless biddies before moving on to his next conquest. Charles Chaplin turns his traditionally sunny sensibilities inside out with this sublime black comedy about a family man who secretly uses murder to support his beloved invalid wife and child. There's little of the immortal Tramp in Verdoux, yet the fastidious dandy is not lacking in comic graces. Most hilarious of all are the always-foiled attempts to dispatch the raucous Annabella (Martha Raye). When this most at ... (more)
Release date: 8 December 1947
UPC: 014381918427
Tags: 1940s (13), Serial Killer (10), Comedy (8), Crime (7), Murder (7), Drama (7), 1947 (6), Marriage (6), Trial (6), Usa (6), Dark Comedy (5), Socialite (5), Wealth (5), Bluebeard (4), Rowboat (4), Psychopath (4), Black Comedy (4), Eccentric (2), Character Name In Title (2), Money (2)
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