Cover image for Monsieur Verdoux
Title:
Monsieur Verdoux
Author:
Chaplin, Charlie, 1889-1977.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Burbank, CA : Mk2 Editions : distributed by Warner Home Video, 2003.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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."
General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1947.

Based on an idea by Orson Welles.

"A Charles Chaplin - United Artists production."

Special features: Includes original segments of the scripts prior to changes made to conform to the "Breen Office, " sketches of sets, production photographs and production records from the Chaplin archives, publicity materials.

Digitally remastered. Selection, transfer and annotation of original film elements and special supplementary materials by David H. Shepard.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Not rated.
ISBN:
9780790771694
UPC:
085393765224
Format :
DVD

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