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Chaplin's darkest and most-controversial masterpiece. Chaplin deserved a Best Actor nomination as a suave Bluebeard who murders awful, wealthy women for his sick wife, Raye's hilarious performance also deserved a nomination. The film was nominated for a screenplay Oscar, based on an idea from Orson Welles', and Chaplin has viewers ask the moral questions of glorifying serial killers. Wildly funny and entertaining. I give it a 4.5/5.
Keep you mourth shut
Since many of Chaplin's greatest works were satires of the human follies, its doubly notable that his latest films were caricatures. One of the most obvious was his retirement to Switzerland, to live the life similar to a life he once parodied. A rich and if I may write as a critic, a failure as a film maker. This film is a terrible by my standards. His vice grates, his story a cliche, and not entertaining. And as a political commentator, a complete failure if one views the world since his death up to today,
Chaplin is pure genius and even as this movie was a talky, he could have simply made this a silent and it would still have been a great classic. His sentiments are genuine and his ability to tug at the hearts strings of the viewer is truly evident with the scene at the dinner table just before he's gives himself up to the police. What an incredibletalent and a gentlemen........one of a kind and a unique talent that is truly missed.
Loved The Real Family
Comedy-Drama movie starring Chaplin
- Maureen v.v.
A typical Charlie Chaplin movie. Mostly drama with a little comedy. Fantastic comedy timing especially near the end of the movie when they were trying to catch him. The ending could have been cut 5 minutes. He starts lecturing about weapons of destruction and killing. The lecturing should have been deleted.
This movie is so unique, and so funny. I've only seen it one time approximately 7 years ago. I definitely think it it's totally under-rated! And I'd really appreciate if TCM would play this movie soon. :)
Monsieur Verdoux (1947)
- Jay Higgins
Everything Charles Chaplin has a hand in has some sort of brilliance to it. He is so clever and such a visionary. This is a great film, subtly very funny. The acting is fantastic, and Martha Raye gives one of her finest performances. The writing is incredible, the sets are perfect. A great classic that has not gotten the recognition it deserves.
- Donna Wagner
I am not a Charlie Chaplan fan but Monsieur Verdoux is excellent!
Perhaps I am one of few people that is not a fan of Charlie Chaplin. I saw Monsieur Verdoux (8/2) and thought it quite amusing! Also fun to see Martha Raye and a young William Frawley of I Love Lucy.