What a trumped up travesty of justice. Chaplin was finally vindicated, but this whole episode soured the public to him. The communism wrap, the Mann Act, Joan Barry and finally, Monsieur Verdoux finally put the nails in his coffin with the public. What a shame after all the joy he brought into our lives. This was not our nation's finest hour, but part of our shame. The Japanese internment camps, the House Unamerican Activities Committee and the McCarthy hearings were part of our dark past.