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Director:
Writers:
Arnold Phillips (story) and
Werner H. Furst (story) ...
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Release Date:
11 November 1944 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The most sinister love story ever told!
Plot:
In Paris, an artist hires portrait models, and after he finishes their portraits, he strangles them. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Bluebeard
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Ulmer and Carradine team up See more (43 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

John Carradine ... Gaston Morel

Jean Parker ... Lucille Lutien

Nils Asther ... Inspector Jacques Lefevre
Ludwig Stössel ... Jean Lamarte (as Ludwig Stossel)
George Pembroke ... Inspector Renard
Teala Loring ... Francine Lutien
Sonia Sorel ... Renee Claremont
Henry Kolker ... Deschamps
Emmett Lynn ... Le Soldat
Iris Adrian ... Mimi Robert
Patti McCarty ... Babette
Carrie Devan ... Constance
Anne Sterling ... Jeanette Le Beau
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Cording ... Policeman (uncredited)
Frank Darien ... Inquiry Judge (uncredited)
Mabel Forrest ... Woman (uncredited) (unconfirmed)

Eddie Hall ... Paul (uncredited)
John Maxwell Hayes ... Man (uncredited) (unconfirmed)

George Irving ... The Duke of Carineaux (uncredited)

Directed by
Edgar G. Ulmer 
 
Writing credits
Arnold Phillips (story) and
Werner H. Furst (story)

Pierre Gendron (screenplay)

Produced by
Leon Fromkess .... producer
Martin Mooney .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Leo Erdody  (as Erdody)
 
Cinematography by
Jockey Arthur Feindel (director of photography) (as Jockey A. Feindel)
Eugen Schüfftan (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Eugen Schüfftan  (as Eugen Schufftan)
Edgar G. Ulmer (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Paul Palmentola 
 
Set Decoration by
Glenn P. Thompson 
 
Makeup Department
Loretta Francel .... hair stylist
Milburn Morante .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Chris Beute .... production manager (as C.A. Beute)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Raoul Pagel .... assistant director (as Raoul E. Pagel)
 
Art Department
Angelo Scibetta .... assistant art director
Charles Stevens .... master of properties
 
Sound Department
John R. Carter .... sound engineer (as John Carter)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Wade .... wardrobe (as James H. Wade)
 
Editorial Department
Carl Pierson .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Leo Erdody .... conductor (as Erdody)
 
Other crew
Shirley Ulmer .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
72 min (copyright length) | 70 min (DVD)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2005) | USA:Approved (PCA #10303) | USA:TV-PG (TV rating)

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Trivia:
Eugen Schüfftan was actually the director of photography but could not be credited on screen because he was not yet a member of the cinematographer's union. So he was credited as production designer, the job actually done by director Edgar G. Ulmer, while the camera operator Jockey Arthur Feindel was credited as director of photography.See more »
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9 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Ulmer and Carradine team up, 29 September 2007
Author: RanchoTuVu from Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico

Once I found out why John Carradine's character, a Paris portrait artist of young women, strangles them after the paintings are finished, the reason didn't seem to make much sense. But it didn't matter anyway because this picture is full of great scenes and camera angles, and extraordinary acting by everyone, especially Carradine and the beautiful Jean Parker. Parker plays a dressmaker who attends Carradine's operatic outdoor puppet show production one night in one of the film's best scenes. The city is gripped by fear of a Bluebeard, a murderer of women apparently. Nils Asther has a marvelous part as the suave police inspector as does Ludwig Stossel as the murderous artist's agent who knows the truth and blackmails him to paint women because the portraits bring a nice price. And this little movie from poverty row near brilliantly brings out a complexity and subtlety that is in almost every weirdly and creatively shot scene.

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