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Monsieur Verdoux (1947) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Charlie Chaplin and produced by Charlie Chaplin.

Academy Awards 1947 --- Ceremony Number 20 (source: AMPAS)

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Best WritingCharles ChaplinNominated
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Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 26, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Prior to the making and release of Monsieur Verdoux Charlie Chaplin had undoubtedly hit the most turbulent patch in his historic career and not even he could come out of scandal and political upheaval unscathed. To put it lightly his stock in the United States plummeted. You would think that he more... Read full article


Monsieur Verdoux (1947)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Oct 26, 2017 From 4 Star Films

Prior to the making and release of Monsieur Verdoux Charlie Chaplin had undoubtedly hit the most turbulent patch in his historic career and not even he could come out of scandal and political upheaval unscathed. To put it lightly his stock in the United States plummeted. You would think that he more... Read full article


The 1947 Blogathon: Monsieur Verdoux

By Summer Reeves on Jul 13, 2015 From Serendipitous Anachronisms

The 1947 Blogathon: Monsieur Verdoux 13 Monday Jul 2015 Posted by Summer Reeves in 1940s, Blogathon, Comedy, Drama, Farce, Philosophy, Politics ≈ 16 Comments Tags1940s, Bazin, Blogathon, Brecht, Charlie Chaplin, Comedy, Creepy True Story, D... Read full article


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Chaplin regarded the film as "the cleverest and most brilliant film of my career".
According to Robert Lewis, "It was easy to define the position held by Charlie Chaplin in the making of "Monsieur Verdoux." He was everything - writer, star, director, producer, and casting director, as well as supervisor of all other departments: costumes, scenery, make-up, lighting, shooting schedules, camera set-ups, and the musical score. He also crawled around on the floor with a knife, scraping up bits of old chewing gum stuck to the floor. For good measure he'd entertain the troops between shots with hilarious imitations, such as William Gillette's inanimate playing in "Sherlock Holmes," a Kabuki actor pounding his feet on the floor, and crossing his eyes with pain, or Maurice Schwartz, the Yiddish actor, intoning a speech while twirling an imaginary beard that went clear to the floor."
Based on real-life French murderer Desire Landru, who was guillotined in 1922.
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