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Monsieur Verdoux Quotes

Monsieur Verdoux is a television program that appeared on TV in 1970 . Monsieur Verdoux completed its run in 1970.

It features Charlie Chaplin as producer, Charlie Chaplin in charge of musical score, and Roland Totheroh as head of cinematography.

Monsieur Verdoux is recorded in English and originally aired in United States. Each episode of Monsieur Verdoux is 124 minutes long. Monsieur Verdoux is distributed by United Artists (1947 release).

The cast includes: Charlie Chaplin as Henri Verdoux, Marilyn Nash as The Girl, and Pierre Watkin as Priest.

Monsieur Verdoux Quotes

Charlie Chaplin as Henri Verdoux

  • (Charlie Chaplin) "Business is a ruthless business, my dear."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "Despair is a narcotic. It lulls the mind into indifference."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "These are desperate days, my dear. Millions starving and unemployed."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "This is a ruthless world and one must be ruthless to cope with it."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "It's the approach of death that terrifies."
  • (Marilyn Nash) "I suppose if the unborn knew of the approach of life, they'd be just as terrified."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "But you and, uh, all this, uh -- What happened?"
  • (Marilyn Nash) "Oh, the old story: "From rags to riches." After I saw you, my luck changed. I met a munitions manufacturer."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "Ah. That's the business I should have been in."
  • (Marilyn Nash) "Yes. It'll be paying big dividends soon."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "I have made my peace with God, my conflict is with man."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "Where's my hat?"
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "Ah, Father. And what can I do for you?"
  • (Pierre Watkin) "Nothing, my son. I want to help you, if I can. I've come to ask you to make your peace with God."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man."
  • (Pierre Watkin) "Have you no remorse for your sin?"
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "Who knows what sin is? Born as it was from God's fallen angel. Who knows the ultimate destiny it serves? After all, what would you be doing without sin?"
  • (Pierre Watkin) "Exactly what I'm doing now, my son: trying to help a lost soul in distress."
  • (Pierre Watkin) "They're coming. Let me pray for you."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "As you wish. But I don't think these gentlemen want to be kept waiting."
  • (Pierre Watkin) "May the Lord have mercy on your soul."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "Why not? After all, it belongs to him."
  • (Reporter) "You'll have to admit, crime doesn't pay, does it?"
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "No, sir. Not in a small way."
  • (Reporter) "What do you mean?"
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "To be successful in anything, one must be well-organized."
  • (Reporter) "You're not leaving the world with that cynical remark?"
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "To be idealistic in this moment would be incongruous, don't you think?"
  • (Reporter) "What's all this talk about good and evil?"
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "Arbitrary forces, my good fellow. Too much of either will destroy us all."
  • (Reporter) "We can never have too much good in the world."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "Trouble is, we've never had enough. We don't know."
  • (Reporter) "Listen, Verdoux, I've been your friend all through the trial. Now, give me a break, a story with a moral to it. You, the tragic example of a life of crime."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "I don't see how anyone can be an example in these criminal times."

Marilyn Nash as The Girl

  • (Marilyn Nash) "It's a blundering world and a very sad one, yet kindness can make it beautiful."
  • (Marilyn Nash) "Well, if you must know, I'm just out of jail."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "What were you in for?"
  • (Marilyn Nash) "What's the difference? "Larceny," they called it."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) ""Larceny"?"
  • (Marilyn Nash) "Petty larceny -- Pawning a rented typewriter."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "Dear, dear. Couldn't you do better than that? What did you get?"
  • (Marilyn Nash) "Three months."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "So this is your first day out of jail?"
  • (Marilyn Nash) "Yes."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "I see -- Poor dear. Ah, well, nothing is permanent in this wicked world. Not even our troubles."
  • (Marilyn Nash) "Yet life is wonderful."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "What's wonderful about it?"
  • (Marilyn Nash) "Everything. A spring morning, a summer's night, music, art, love --"
  • (Marilyn Nash) "You don't like women, do you?"
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "On the contrary, I love women. But I don't admire them."
  • (Marilyn Nash) "Why?"
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "Women are of the earth. Realistic. Dominated by physical facts."
  • (Marilyn Nash) "What nonsense."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "Once a woman betrays a man, she despises him. In spite of his goodness and position, she will give him up for someone inferior. That someone is more, shall we say, "attractive.""
  • (Marilyn Nash) "How little you know about women."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "You'd be surprised."
  • (Marilyn Nash) "It's nice seeing you again, You'll never realise what your kindness meant to me."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "Kindness is a convenient thing at times, My dear."

Pierre Watkin as Priest

  • (Pierre Watkin) "May the Lord have mercy on your soul."
  • (Charlie Chaplin) "Why not? After all, it belongs to Him."

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