Movie 'Monsieur Verdoux'

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A Comedy of Murders

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.

Germany German (Deutsch)

Monsieur Verdoux - Der Frauenmörder von Paris

Ein infolge der Weltwirtschaftskrise arbeitslos gewordener Pariser Bankangestellter beschafft den Lebensunterhalt für sich und seine Familie durch Heiratsschwindel, indem er mit derselben Akribie und Unbedenklichkeit, die er schon als Angestellter an den Tag legte, seine "Ehefrauen" umbringt.

Austria German (Deutsch)

  • a.k.a. Der Frauenmörder von Paris

France French (Français)

  • a.k.a. Monsieur Verdoux

Monsieur Verdoux, bon père et bon époux, séduit puis assassine douze femmes...

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Nella Francia a cavallo tra le due guerre mondiali, la crisi economica provoca disoccupazione e difficoltà alle classi sociali più deboli. Henri Verdoux, impiegato bancario, viene licenziato dopo trent'anni di collaborazione e come conseguenza, per mantenere la famiglia, moglie inferma ed un bimbo piccolo e per assicurare loro una vita dignitosa ed una casa di proprietà, finisce nel tunnel schizoide del delitto per assicurarsi patrimoni con cui finanziare attività speculative.

Release Date
Runtime
Keywords
1930s
cold blooded killer
great depression
marriage
noir
stock market crash
villain
Genres
Comedy
Crime
Drama
Languages
English
Italian (Italiano)
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
Charles Chaplin Productions
Release Dates
United States of America Theatrical
France Theatrical
Germany German (Deutsch): Theatrical 16
Ratings
TMDb 81% · 164 (more information on website)
IMDb 79% · 14,425 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 97% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
Henri VerdouxCharlie Chaplin
Mona VerdouxMady Correll
Peter VerdouxAllison Roddan
Maurice BottelloRobert Lewis
Martha BottelloAudrey Betz
Annabella BonheurMartha Raye
Annette, Annabella's maidAda May
Marie GrosnayIsobel Elsom
Marie's MaidMarjorie Bennett
Yvonne La Salle, Marie's friendHelene Heigh
Lydia FlorayMargaret Hoffman
The GirlMarilyn Nash
Pierre CouvaisIrving Bacon
Jean CouvaisEdwin Mills
Carlotta CouvaisVirginia Brissac
Lena CouvaisAlmira Sessions
Phoebe CouvaisEula Morgan
Prefect of PoliceBernard Nedell
Detective MorrowCharles Evans
Jean La SalleWilliam Frawley
Real Estate AgentArthur Hohl
Flower GirlBarbara Slater
Father FareauxFritz Leiber
Mrs. Vicki DarwinVera Marshe
Joe DarwinJohn Harmon
Defense Attorney (uncredited)Richard Abbott
Garden Party Guest (uncredited)Warren Ashe
Garden Party Guest (uncredited)Gertrude Astor
Garden Party Guest (uncredited)Wilbur Mack
Garden Party Guest (uncredited)Barry Norton
Garden Party Guest (uncredited)Edna Purviance
Garden Party Guest Getting Sprayed (uncredited)Herbert Evans
Sidewalk Cafe Customer (uncredited)Ralph Brooks
Pharmacist (uncredited)Wheaton Chambers
Bismo - Annabella's Friend (uncredited)James Craven
Broker (uncredited)Joseph Crehan
Stock Broker (uncredited)Bert Stevens
Waiter (uncredited)Albert D'Arno
Waiter (uncredited)George Dee
Waiter (uncredited)Carlo Schipa
French Waiter (uncredited)Ralph Montgomery
Postman (uncredited)Cyril Delevanti
Salesman (uncredited)Wheeler Dryden
Old Woman (uncredited)Elspeth Dudgeon
Woman in the Street (uncredited)Ella Ethridge
Victim of the Stock Market Crash (uncredited)Franklyn Farnum
Bailiff (uncredited)Joseph Granby
Prison Official (uncredited)Boyd Irwin
Prison Official (uncredited)Pierre Watkin
Police Detective (uncredited)Colin Kenny
Cafe Royal Doorman (uncredited)Bert LeBaron
Gossipy Woman Hanging Clothes (uncredited)Ruth Lee
Reveler at Can Can Club (uncredited)Carl M. Leviness
Jeannette - the Verdoux Maid (uncredited)Therese Lyon
Prosecutor (uncredited)Lester Matthews
Onlooker in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)Harold Miller
Garden Party Guest (uncredited)Paul Newlan
Bystander (uncredited)Albert Petit
Doctor (uncredited)Frank Reicher
Bank Manager (uncredited)Addison Richards
Bank Manager's Friend (uncredited)Charles Wagenheim
Night Club Patron (uncredited)Suzanne Ridgeway
Wedding Guest (uncredited)Jeffrey Sayre
Max - a Reporter (uncredited)William Self
Mortgage Banker (uncredited)C. Montague Shaw
Maid (uncredited)Nanette Vallon
Reporter (uncredited)Herb Vigran

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtArt DirectionJohn Beckman
CameraDirector of PhotographyRoland Totheroh
Costume & Make-UpMakeup ArtistWilliam Knight
CrewCinematographyCurt Courant
Stand InJohnny Kascier
Unit PublicistHarry Crocker
Russell Birdwell
DirectingAssistant DirectorRex Bailey
Robert Florey
Wheeler Dryden
DirectorCharlie Chaplin
EditingEditorWillard Nico
ProductionProducerCharlie Chaplin
SoundMusicGeorg Kreisler
Music DirectorRudy Schrager
Original Music ComposerCharlie Chaplin