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DVD review of Monsieur Verdoux, starring Charlie Chaplin, Martha Raye

Monsieur Verdoux (1947) starring Charlie Chaplin, Martha Raye

Monsieur Verdoux, starring Charlie Chaplin, Martha Raye

Buy from Amazon.com Monsieur Verdoux is one of Charlie Chaplin’s most unusual films.   One of his talking films, Charlie Chaplin is not playing the role of the little Tramp in any way.   Instead, he plays the dapper Monsieur Henri Verdoux, a French bank teller who, after being “downsized” in the 1930’s, decides to support his invalid wife and son in a most unusual way.   In real life, Charlie Chaplin had the reputation for being a lady-killer; in Monsieur Verdoux, he plays a literal lady-killer — €a man who, under a variety of aliases, romances, marries and murders rich women. (more…)

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