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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Erika
Marilù Tolo ...
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Caroline
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Edward Meeks ...
Sergio
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Rosa
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Von Sepper's Friend (as Karl Otto Alberty)
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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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Elizabeth Taylor celebrated her 40th birthday with a lavish bash while this was filming in Hungary. . See more »

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Heatherton hits career peak opposite Burton in Bluebeard
2 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Enjoyable, campy fun featuring a number of beautiful women, most of whom go nude, a seductive score by Ennio Morricone, good old fashioned direction from Edward Dmytryk that stresses atmosphere and setting, and that uses the flashback structure to good effect. Burton is an amusing Bluebeard and he's a lot more enjoyable here than he was in The ExorcistII(77), and Joey Heatherton who worked with Dmytryk in Where Love Has Gone(64)is well cast as the only American and the film's only likable character. Though Heatherton's look is not period, her charm and appeal to Burton's Bluebeard is believable, especially since most of Bluebeard's other wives are depicted somewhat unflatteringly. Though the film's treatment and attitude towards women is largely exploitive, and the film could be better paced, it's nonetheless diverting trash and thanks to a clever ad campaign and trailer it was a hit when released in theaters in 1972. The theatrical trailer is featured on Anchor Bay's DVD.


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