Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A suave but cynical man supports his family by marrying and murdering rich women for their money, but the job has some occupational hazards.
The film was originally meant to be directed by Orson Welles and starring Charles Chaplin, but Chaplin backed out at the last moment, saying that he had never had anyone direct him before and didn't want to start. Instead, he bought the screenplay off Welles and re-wrote ... ...
You don't like women, do you?
Henri Verdoux: On the contrary, I love women. But I don't admire them.
The Girl: Why?
Henri Verdoux: Women are of the earth. Realistic. Dominated by physical facts.
The Girl: What nonsense!
Henri Verdoux: Once a woman betrays a man, she despises him. In spite of his goodness and ...
The Girl: ...
Although the story takes place in the years 1932-1937, all the women's fashions and hairstyles are strictly in the 1946-1947 mode, when the film was made.
$1,044 (USA) (11 July 2008)
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