1947

Running time: 124 mins

Monsieur Verdoux

Director : Charlie Chaplin

Summary :
A suave multiple wife killer (a "Bluebeard") in 1930s France.
Producer:
Crew:

: Writer: Charlie Chaplin (Writer)
Musical score: Charlie Chaplin (Musical score)
Cast:

: Verdoux: Charlie Chaplin (Verdoux)
Original Language:
American
Setting:
Paris and provincial France
Camera:
35
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 (Academy)
Black & White
Talkie, mono

Last seen:
Sat 6th Feb 2021

Synopsis

Based on a true story of Henri Landru executed in 1922 in France. In the film we only witness indirectly one murder, and another happened just before the film began.

 

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Review of "Monsieur Verdoux" by rogerco

by rogerco on Sat 6th Feb 2021. DVD proj @ home

Watch out for the comedy opening ensemble scene, The absurd OTT attempted seduction of the woman come to look at a dead wife's house for sale, the atmospheric furniture shop, the whole scene with Lydia (the one we see (but don't see) him murder, the appearances of 'The Girl' who gazes adoringly and knowingly at Verdoux, the beautiful expressions crosing the face of the florist girl as Verdoux is making love on the phone, the final speech in his death-row cell (money santifies)