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Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

aka Monsieur Verdoux

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Details: 124 mins · English

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Cast:

Small Henri Verdoux
No_movie_poster Mona Verdoux
No_movie_poster Peter Verdoux
No_movie_poster Maurice Bottello
No_movie_poster Martha Bottello
No_movie_poster Annabella Bonheur
No_movie_poster Annette, Annabella's maid
No_movie_poster Marie Grosnay
Small Marie's Maid
No_movie_poster Yvonne La Salle, Marie's friend
No_movie_poster Lydia Floray
No_movie_poster The Girl
Small Pierre Couvais
No_movie_poster Jean Couvais
Small Carlotta Couvais
Small Jean La Salle
No_movie_poster Maurice Bottello
Small Garden Party Guest
No_movie_poster Annette

Crew:

Small Orson Welles Idea
Small Charlie Chaplin Director
Small Charlie Chaplin Production
Small Charlie Chaplin Other
Small Charlie Chaplin Story Contributor
No_movie_poster Willard Nico Editing

Plot:

The film is about an unemployed banker, Henri Verdoux, and his sociopathic methods of attaining income. While being both loyal and competent in his work, Verdoux has been laid off. To make money for his wife and child, he marries wealthy widows and then murders them. His crime spree eventually works against him when two particular widows break his normal routine. The film ends as Verdoux is being led to the guillotine in the prison courtyard after dismissing his killing of a few as no worse than the highly-praised killing of large numbers in war.

Release Dates:

Theatrical : 1947-04-11 : New York City

Theatrical : 1947-12-08 : Sweden

Theatrical : 1947-12-25 : Spain

Theatrical : 1948-01-14 : France

Theatrical : 1948-05-17 : Lisbon

Theatrical : 1948-10-14 : Denmark

Theatrical : 1949-04-13 : Italy

Theatrical : 1950-02-03 : Finland

Theatrical : 1950-03-23 : Hong Kong

Theatrical : 1952-06-06 : West Germany

Theatrical : 1952-06-26 : Austria

Theatrical : 1952-09-17 : Japan

Theatrical : 1964-07-03 : New York City

Theatrical : 1974-11-23 : Japan

Theatrical : 1977-11-04 : Finland

Theatrical : 1980-10-06 : German Democratic Republic

Theatrical : 2004-08-26 : Portugal

Theatrical : 2005-06-08 : France

2009-03-27 : Argentina

2012-07-03 : France