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A World War I pilot whom everybody envies as a "ladykiller" actually is one - after he beds the women he's after, he murders them.

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Kurt Von Sepper
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The nun
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The singer
Nathalie Delon ...
Erika
Marilù Tolo ...
Brigitt
Karin Schubert ...
Greta
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Caroline
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The prostitute
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Anne
Edward Meeks ...
Sergio
Doka Bukova ...
Rosa
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Greta's Father
Erica Schramm ...
Greta's Mother
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Von Sepper's Friend (as Karl Otto Alberty)
Kurt Großkurth ...
Von Sepper's Friend (as Kurt Grosskurth)
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Baron von Sepper is an Austrian aristocrat noted for his blue-toned beard, and his appetite for beautiful wives. His latest spouse, an American beauty named Anne, discovers a vault in his castle that's filled with the frozen bodies of several beautiful women. When confronted with this slight oddity, Bluebeard explains to Anne that he found an easier alternative to divorce when he grew bored with his previous wives. In order to avoid being Bluebeard's next frozen bride, Anne must find a way to outwit her murderous hubby. Written by Leo Urbina

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Bluebeard loved all his wives passionately... to death! See more »

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1 September 1972 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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The character of Baron Von Sepper (Richard Burton) was alternately named "Bluebeard" because of his blue-toned and blue-tinged black beard. See more »

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Referenced in Mr. Wrong (1996) See more »

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Deliberately and elegantly kitsch... a cult!
16 September 2004 | by (Switzerland) – See all my reviews

"Bluebeard" is neither a masterpiece nor a memorable movie. It is an outdated film... Nevertheless, more than thirty years later, it is still entertaining and funny. Why?

Because this 1972 version of the "Bluebeard" story -a wealthy charming psychopathic who kills his wives- is full of sarcasm, with a light horror touch. In this movie Richard Burton, who plays an insane, is once again a great leading man, surrounded by a group of sexy actresses at the height of their beauty (Raquel Welch, Virna Lisi, Nathalie Delon, Agostina Belli, Marilù Tolo, ...). The film is deliberately and elegantly kitsch... Watch the production design, the colours, the hunt scenes and the killing scenes -everything is filmed in a cynical and sardonic way. The film has quite a luxurious package, it's like a psycho-erotic endless game.

"Bluebeard" has no place in the movie history, I think it is an underrated film. But it has good points, even if it looks its age. To me it is a cult movie.


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