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Monsieur Verdoux [videorecording] : a comedy of murders / Chaplin Studios ; written and directed by Charles Chaplin
Burbank, CA : Mk2 Editions ; distributed by Warner Home Video, 2003
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 Videos/2nd Flr  PN1997 .M65 2003    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Fortune hunters -- Drama
Murder -- Drama
Man-woman relationships -- Drama
Comedy films
Feature films
Physical Description 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in
Note - System Details DVD
Language English or French soundtrack ; optional subtitles in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Chinese, Thai & Korean
Cast Charles Chaplin, Martha Raye, Mady Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis, Isobel Elsom
Credits Director of photography, Roland Totheroh ; editor, Willard Nico ; music, Charles Chaplin
Note Based on an idea by Orson Welles
Originally released as a motion picture in 1947
Special features: Include introduction by David Robinson ; documentary Chaplin today: Monsieur Verdoux ; plan drawings and sketches of set, photo gallery, film posters and trailers
Summary In this dark comedy first released during WWII, Henri Vedoux, played by Charlie Chaplin, supports his family by first marrying, and then killing wealthy widows. On another level the film is an indictment of war in which mass murder is legalized, celebrated and paraded. "Killing is the enterprise by which your system prospers," Verdoux says. "As a mass killer, I am an amateur by comparison."
Series Chaplin collection (Burbank (Los Angeles County, Calif.))
Alternate Author Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977
Raye, Martha
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985
Correll, Mady
Lewis, Robert, 1909-1997
Elsom, Isobel, 1893-1981
Chaplin Studios, Inc

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