About

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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Directed by

Charlie Chaplin

Written by

Charlie Chaplin (Writer)
Orson Welles (Idea)

Runtime

124 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

A Comedy of Murders

Cast

Keywords

marriage noir great depression 1930s villain cold blooded killer stock market crash

Photos

Lists

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#276 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Original Screenplay Charlie Chaplin