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Monsieur Verdoux

Author: Charlie ChaplinMartha RayeOrson WellesUnited Artists Corporation.Warner Home Video (Firm)All authors
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Mk2 Editions : Distributed by Warner Home Video, 2003.
Series: Chaplin collection, v. 2.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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."
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Charlie Chaplin; Martha Raye; Orson Welles; United Artists Corporation.; Warner Home Video (Firm); Charles Chaplin Film Corporation.; Roy Export Company Establishment.; MK2 Productions.; Titra Video.
ISBN: 0790771691 9780790771694
OCLC Number: 54751264
Language Note: English and French with optional English, French, Spanish, Protuguese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean subtitles. Closed captioned.
Notes: 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.
Credits: Written, produced, directed and scored by Charles Chaplin ; assoc. directors, Wheeler Dryden, Robert Florey, photography, Roland Totheroh ; editor, Willard Nico ; music, Charles Chaplin.
Cast: Charles Chaplin, Martha Raye, Mody Correll, Allison Roddan, Robert Lewis.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (119 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC (Region 1).
Series Title: Chaplin collection, v. 2.
Responsibility: written, produced, and directed by Charles Chaplin.

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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."

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