Monsieur Verdoux (1947) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • Monsieur Verdoux is a bluebeard, he marries women and kills them after the marriage to get the money he needs for his family. But with two ladies he has bad luck.

  • After losing his job at the bank where he'd worked for 30 years, Henri Verdoux has to find a new way to make a living. He is happily married to his wife Mona and has a son, Peter. His new occupation however is to marry numerous women and then kill them off once he gets his hands on their money. He proves to be quite good at it and using several aliases has several wives at any given time. When his fortune is wiped out in a stock market crash he seems to realize that his own end is near and gives himself up to the police when he is recognized by a victim's relative.

  • France, early 1930s. After working for 30 years at a bank, Henri Verdoux is laid off. The world is in the middle of a depression and work is hard to find. To support his wife and child, Verdoux takes to a life of crime - marrying rich women, murdering them and taking their money. After a while the police start to piece the puzzle together.

  • A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards.


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