: Verdoux: Charlie Chaplin (Verdoux)
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.
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)