Monsieur Verdoux

A Comedy of Murders.

Categories: Comedy, Crime
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.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1947-09-26
Run time: 124 minute / 2:4
Budget: $2,000,000
Director: Charlie Chaplin
Production Companies : Charles Chaplin Productions, United Artists
Production Country: United States of America


Charlie Chaplin
as Henri Verdoux
Mady Correll
as Mona Verdoux
Allison Roddan
as Peter Verdoux
Robert Lewis
as Maurice Bottello
Audrey Betz
as Martha Bottello
Martha Raye
as Annabella Bonheur
Ada May
as Annette, Annabella's maid
Isobel Elsom
as Marie Grosnay
Marjorie Bennett
as Marie's Maid
Helene Heigh
as Yvonne La Salle, Marie's friend
Margaret Hoffman
as Lydia Floray
Marilyn Nash
as The Girl
Irving Bacon
as Pierre Couvais
Edwin Mills
as Jean Couvais
Virginia Brissac
as Carlotta Couvais
Almira Sessions
as Lena Couvais
Eula Morgan
as Phoebe Couvais
Bernard Nedell
as Prefect of Police
Charles Evans
as Detective Morrow
William Frawley
as Jean La Salle
Arthur Hohl
as Real Estate Agent
Barbara Slater
as Flower Girl
Fritz Leiber
as Father Fareaux
Vera Marshe
as Mrs. Vicki Darwin
John Harmon
as Joe Darwin
Richard Abbott
as Defense Attorney (uncredited)
Warren Ashe
as Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
Gertrude Astor
as Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack
as Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
Barry Norton
as Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
Edna Purviance
as Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
Herbert Evans
as Garden Party Guest Getting Sprayed (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks
as Sidewalk Cafe Customer (uncredited)
Wheaton Chambers
as Pharmacist (uncredited)
James Craven
as Bismo - Annabella's Friend (uncredited)
Joseph Crehan
as Broker (uncredited)
Bert Stevens
as Stock Broker (uncredited)
Albert D'Arno
as Waiter (uncredited)
George Dee
as Waiter (uncredited)
Carlo Schipa
as Waiter (uncredited)
Ralph Montgomery
as French Waiter (uncredited)
Cyril Delevanti
as Postman (uncredited)
Wheeler Dryden
as Salesman (uncredited)
Elspeth Dudgeon
as Old Woman (uncredited)
Ella Ethridge
as Woman in the Street (uncredited)
Franklyn Farnum
as Victim of the Stock Market Crash (uncredited)
Joseph Granby
as Bailiff (uncredited)
Boyd Irwin
as Prison Official (uncredited)
Pierre Watkin
as Prison Official (uncredited)
Colin Kenny
as Police Detective (uncredited)
Bert LeBaron
as Cafe Royal Doorman (uncredited)
Ruth Lee
as Gossipy Woman Hanging Clothes (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness
as Reveler at Can Can Club (uncredited)
Therese Lyon
as Jeannette - the Verdoux Maid (uncredited)
Lester Matthews
as Prosecutor (uncredited)
Harold Miller
as Onlooker in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)
Paul Newlan
as Garden Party Guest (uncredited)
Albert Petit
as Bystander (uncredited)
Frank Reicher
as Doctor (uncredited)
Addison Richards
as Bank Manager (uncredited)
Charles Wagenheim
as Bank Manager's Friend (uncredited)
Suzanne Ridgeway
as Night Club Patron (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre
as Wedding Guest (uncredited)
William Self
as Max - a Reporter (uncredited)
C. Montague Shaw
as Mortgage Banker (uncredited)
Nanette Vallon
as Maid (uncredited)
Herb Vigran
as Reporter (uncredited)
Orson Welles Original Concept

Charlie Chaplin Director

Charlie Chaplin Producer

Charlie Chaplin Original Music Composer

Charlie Chaplin Writer

Roland Totheroh Director of Photography

Willard Nico Editor

Curt Courant Cinematography

Robert Florey Assistant Director

Georg Kreisler Music
Rudy Schrager Music Director

Russell Birdwell Unit Publicist
Harry Crocker Unit Publicist

Rex Bailey Assistant Director
Wheeler Dryden Assistant Director

Johnny Kascier Stand In

John Beckman Art Direction

Costume & Make-Up
William Knight Makeup Artist

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