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Thumbnail for Monsieur Verdoux (1947) Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

Basics Critics:83Viewers:77Rusty:77
Category: Comedy, Crime, DramaSub-Category: comedy-drama, comedy filmMain subject: serial killer, capital punishmentRuntime: 124 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Charlie ChaplinScreenwriter: Charlie Chaplin, Orson WellesMusic: Charlie ChaplinCinematography: Roland Totheroh, Curt CourantStars: Martha Raye, William Frawley, Marilyn Nash, Charlie Chaplin, Isobel Elsom, Edna Purviance, Fritz Leiber Senior, Mady Correll, Robert Lewis Producer: Charlie ChaplinAward nominations: Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay (Charlie Chaplin)Award details: (details at IMDb)

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.

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