Bluebeard Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin is best known for his “Tramp” films, but the little-known Monsieur Verdoux is something entirely different for the gifted comedian. Although it’s gone on to become a beloved cult classic (many consider it to be his finest work), at the time of the film’s release, in 1947, Chaplin’s career was irreparably tainted by numerous scandals. The black comedy Verdoux, a film about a banker who marries wealthy widows and then murders them to support his family, did nothing to change his fortunes. “All I have to say is that it’s Charlie — or Charles, in this case — Chaplin as you’ve never seen him before,” says Keith Garcia, programming manager for Starz FilmCenter. “This controversial film nearly killed his career.”

The film opens tonight at the Starz FilmCenter in the Tivoli. Tickets are $9.50 general admission, $7 for students and seniors. For showtimes and more information, visit www.denverfilm.org or call 303-595-3456, ext. 250.
Nov. 7-13, 2008

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Cory Casciato is a Denver-based writer with a passion for the geeky, from old science fiction movies to brand-new video games.
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