Monsieur Verdoux: The Criterion Collection

Criterion   (1947) / Region A
Monsieur Verdoux: The Criterion Collection

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Monsieur Verdoux: The Criterion Collection

Charlie Chaplin plays shockingly against type in his most controversial film, a brilliant and bleak black comedy about money, marriage, and murder. Chaplin is a twentieth-century Bluebeard, an enigmatic family man who goes to extreme lengths to support his wife and child, attempting to bump off a series of wealthy widows (including one played by the indefatigable Martha Raye , in a hilarious performance). This deeply philosophical and wildly entertaining film is a work of true sophistication, both for the moral questions it dares to ask and the way it deconstructs its megastar's loveable on-screen persona.


  • Length
  • Rating NR
  • Released:
  • Added Dec 18 2012
  • Production Year 1947
  • Empire SKU 1637407
  • UPC Code 715515103817
  • Studio  Criterion
  • Packaging HD
  • Number of Discs 1
  • Disc SS-DL
  • Subtitles English


Chaplin Today: Monsieur Verdoux - A 2003 Documentary On The Film's Production And Release, Featuring Filmmaker Claude Chabrol And Actor Norman Lloyd
Charlie Chaplin And The American Press - A New Documentary Featuring The Director Of The Chaplin Company Ray Export, Kate Guyonvarch, And Author Charles Maland
Illustrated Audio Interview With Actor Marilyn Nash
Radio Advertisement And Trailers
Booklet Featuring An Essay By Critic Ignatiy Vishnevetsky And Reprinted Pieces By Chaplin And Critic Andre Bazin


  • Audio
    English Dolby Digital Mono
  • Video
    Standard 1.33:1 B&W

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