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Monsieur Verdoux ()


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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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Henri Verdoux - Alias Varnay - Alias Bonheur - Alias Floray
Mady Correll ...
Mona Verdoux - Henri's Wife
Allison Roddan ...
Peter
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Maurice Bottello - Verdoux's Friend
Audrey Betz ...
Martha
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Annabella Bonheur
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Annette (as Ada-May)
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Marie Grosnay
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Maid
Helene Heigh ...
Yvonne - Marie's Friend
Margaret Hoffman ...
Lydia Floray
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The Girl
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Pierre Couvais
Edwin Mills ...
Jean Couvais
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Carlotta Couvais
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Lena Couvais
Eula Morgan ...
Phoebe Couvais
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Prefect of Police (as Bernard J. Nedell)
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Detective Morrow
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Jean La Salle
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Real Estate Agent
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Flower Girl
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Father Fareaux
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Mrs. Vicki Darwin
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Joe Darwin
Christine Ell ...
Louise - Maid
Lois Conklin ...
Florist
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Richard Abbott ...
Defense Attorney (uncredited)
Warren Ashe ...
Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
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Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Sidewalk Cafe Customer (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers ...
Pharmacist (uncredited)
Julius Cramer ...
Executioner (uncredited)
James Craven ...
Bismo - Annabella's Friend (uncredited)
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Broker (uncredited)
Albert D'Arno ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Daniel De Jonghe ...
Waiter (uncredited)
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Waiter (uncredited)
Josette Deegan ...
Waitress (uncredited)
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Postman (uncredited)
Wheeler Dryden ...
Salesman (uncredited)
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Old Woman (uncredited)
Ella Ethridge ...
Woman in the Street (uncredited)
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Garden Party Guest Getting Sprayed (uncredited)
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Victim of the Stock Market Crash (uncredited)
Joseph Granby ...
Bailiff (uncredited)
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Adolph Hitler: Clips from newsreels (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Boyd Irwin ...
Prison Official (uncredited)
Fred Karno Jr. ...
Mr. Karno (uncredited)
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Police Detective (uncredited)
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Cafe Royal Doorman (uncredited)
Ruth Lee ...
Gossipy Woman Hanging Clothes (uncredited)
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Reveler at Can Can Club (uncredited)
Therese Lyon ...
Jeannette - the Verdoux Maid (uncredited)
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Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
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Prosecutor (uncredited)
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Onlooker in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery ...
French Waiter (uncredited)
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Benito Mussolini: Clips from newsreels (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
Paul Newlan ...
Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
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Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
Albert Petit ...
Bystander (uncredited)
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Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
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Doctor (uncredited)
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Bank Manager (uncredited)
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Night Club Patron (uncredited)
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Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Carlo Schipa ...
Waiter (uncredited)
William Self ...
Max - a Reporter (uncredited)
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Mortgage Banker (uncredited)
Millard Sherwood ...
Mr. Carno (uncredited)
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Stock Broker (uncredited)
Nanette Vallon ...
Maid (uncredited)
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Reporter (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim ...
Bank Manager's Friend (uncredited)
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Prison Official (uncredited)

Directed by

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Charles Chaplin

Written by

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Charles Chaplin ... (an original story written by)
 
Orson Welles ... (based on an idea by)

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Charles Chaplin ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Charles Chaplin ... (music composed by)

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Roland Totheroh ... director of photography
Curt Courant ... (uncredited)

Film Editing by

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Willard Nico ... film editor

Art Direction by

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John Beckman

Makeup Department

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William Knight ... makeup
Hedy Mjorud ... hair stylist (as Hedvig Mjorud)

Production Management

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John McFadden ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Rex Bailey ... assistant director

Art Department

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Curt Courant ... artistic supervision (as Curtis Courant)

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James T. Corrigan ... sound

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Wallace Chewning ... operative cameraman
Frank Testera ... gaffer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Drew Tetrick ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Rudy Schrager ... music arranger (as Rudolph Schrager) / music director (as Rudolph Schrager)
Louis Kaufman ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Georg Kreisler ... musician: piano double: Charles Chaplin (uncredited)

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Wheeler Dryden ... associate director
Robert Florey ... associate director
Russell Birdwell ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Harry Crocker ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Johnny Kascier ... stand-in: Charles Chaplin (uncredited)
Dale Tate ... title designer (uncredited)
Ann Toth ... stand-in: Helene Heigh (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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. Written by Stephan Eichenberg

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Taglines Chaplin's Bluebeard comedy is a killer! See more »
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Also Known As
  • A Comedy of Murders (United States)
  • The Ladykiller (United States)
  • Monsieur Verdoux: A Comedy of Murders (United States)
  • Pan Verdoux (Czech Republic)
  • Mösyö Verdu (Turkey, Turkish title)
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Runtime
  • 124 min
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Box Office

Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $1,044, 11 Jul 2008
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $1,500,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Charles Chaplin regarded the film as "the cleverest and most brilliant film of my career." See more »
Goofs Although the story takes place in the years 1932-1937, all the women's fashions and hairstyles are strictly in the 1946-1947 mode, when the film was made. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Shallow Hal (2001). See more »
Quotes Henri Verdoux: Wars, conflict - it's all business. One murder makes a villain; millions, a hero. Numbers sanctify, my good fellow!
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