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Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

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124 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

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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Writers
Charles Chaplin (an original story written by) | Orson Welles (based on an idea by)
Composer
Charles Chaplin (music composed by)
Cinematographer
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Budget
$2,000,000
Gross (US & Canada)
$64,636
Gross (World)
$64,636
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Release date
Apr 11, 1947 (United States)

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76 cast members
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Charles Chaplin
Henri Verdoux - Alias Varnay - Alias Bonheur - Alias Floray Henri Verdoux - Alias Varnay - Alias Bonheur - Alias Floray   See fewer
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Mady Correll
Mona Verdoux - Henri's Wife Mona Verdoux - Henri's Wife   See fewer
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Robert Lewis
Maurice Bottello - Verdoux's Friend Maurice Bottello - Verdoux's Friend   See fewer
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Audrey Betz
Martha Martha   See fewer
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Martha Raye
Annabella Bonheur Annabella Bonheur   See fewer
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Ada May
Annette (as Ada-May) Annette (as Ada-May)   See fewer
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Isobel Elsom
Marie Grosnay Marie Grosnay   See fewer
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Helene Heigh
Yvonne - Marie's Friend Yvonne - Marie's Friend   See fewer
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Margaret Hoffman
Lydia Floray Lydia Floray   See fewer
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Marilyn Nash
The Girl The Girl   See fewer
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Irving Bacon
Pierre Couvais Pierre Couvais   See fewer
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Edwin Mills
Jean Couvais Jean Couvais   See fewer
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Virginia Brissac
Carlotta Couvais Carlotta Couvais   See fewer
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Almira Sessions
Lena Couvais Lena Couvais   See fewer
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Eula Morgan
Phoebe Couvais Phoebe Couvais   See fewer
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Bernard Nedell
Prefect of Police (as Bernard J. Nedell) Prefect of Police (as Bernard J. Nedell)   See fewer
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Charles Evans
Detective Morrow Detective Morrow   See fewer
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William Frawley
Jean La Salle Jean La Salle   See fewer
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Arthur Hohl
Real Estate Agent Real Estate Agent   See fewer
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Barbara Slater
Flower Girl Flower Girl   See fewer
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Fritz Leiber
Father Fareaux Father Fareaux   See fewer
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Vera Marshe
Mrs. Vicki Darwin Mrs. Vicki Darwin   See fewer
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John Harmon
Joe Darwin Joe Darwin   See fewer
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Christine Ell
Louise - Maid Louise - Maid   See fewer
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Lois Conklin
Florist Florist   See fewer
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Richard Abbott
Defense Attorney (uncredited) Defense Attorney (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gertrude Astor
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Ralph Brooks
Sidewalk Cafe Customer (uncredited) Sidewalk Cafe Customer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wheaton Chambers
Pharmacist (uncredited) Pharmacist (uncredited)   See fewer
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Julius Cramer
Executioner (uncredited) Executioner (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Craven
Bismo - Annabella's Friend (uncredited) Bismo - Annabella's Friend (uncredited)   See fewer
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Broker (uncredited) Broker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Waiter (uncredited) Waiter (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Dee
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Postman (uncredited) Postman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wheeler Dryden
Salesman (uncredited) Salesman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Elspeth Dudgeon
Old Woman (uncredited) Old Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ella Ethridge
Woman in the Street (uncredited) Woman in the Street (uncredited)   See fewer
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Herbert Evans
Garden Party Guest Getting Sprayed (uncredited) Garden Party Guest Getting Sprayed (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklyn Farnum
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Joseph Granby
Bailiff (uncredited) Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Adolf Hitler
Adolph Hitler: Clips from newsreels (archive footage) (uncredited) Adolph Hitler: Clips from newsreels (archive footage) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Boyd Irwin
Prison Official (uncredited) Prison Official (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Karno Jr.
Mr. Karno (uncredited) Mr. Karno (uncredited)   See fewer
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Colin Kenny
Police Detective (uncredited) Police Detective (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruth Lee
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Reveler at Can Can Club (uncredited) Reveler at Can Can Club (uncredited)   See fewer
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Therese Lyon
Jeannette - the Verdoux Maid (uncredited) Jeannette - the Verdoux Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barry Norton
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Albert Petit
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Edna Purviance
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Frank Reicher
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bank Manager (uncredited) Bank Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Self
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8 / 10 | 14,159 votes