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


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Release Date:
1 September 1972 (USA) See more »
He had a WAY with the world's most beautiful, most seductive, most glamorous women ...he did AWAY with them. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Deliberately and elegantly kitsch... a cult! See more (25 total) »


  (in credits order)

Richard Burton ... Kurt Von Sepper

Raquel Welch ... The nun

Virna Lisi ... The singer
Nathalie Delon ... Erika
Marilù Tolo ... Brigitt
Karin Schubert ... Greta
Agostina Belli ... Caroline

Sybil Danning ... The prostitute

Joey Heatherton ... Anne
Edward Meeks ... Sergio
Doka Bukova ... Rosa
Jean Lefebvre ... Greta's Father
Erica Schramm ... Greta's Mother
Karl-Otto Alberty ... Von Sepper's Friend (as Karl Otto Alberty)
Kurt Großkurth ... Von Sepper's Friend (as Kurt Grosskurth)
Thomas Fischer ... Von Sepper's Friend
Peter Martin Urtel ... Von Sepper's Friend (as Martin Urtel)
Mag-Avril ... Marka (as Mag Avril)
Sándor Szabó ... The doctor (as Sandor Szabo)
Dennis Burgess ... The coroner
Mathieu Carrière ... The violinist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eleonora Mauro ... (uncredited)
Maia Newley ... Child (uncredited)
Cristina Perra ... (uncredited)

Annie Ross ... Dubbing (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Dmytryk 
Writing credits
Ennio De Concini (story) &
Edward Dmytryk (story) &
Maria Pia Fusco (story)

Ennio De Concini (screenplay) &
Edward Dmytryk (screenplay) &
Maria Pia Fusco (screenplay)

Produced by
Velisar Kresteff .... associate producer
Remo Odevaine .... associate producer
Alexander Salkind .... producer
Ilya Salkind .... executive producer
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Maria Pia Fusco (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Gábor Pogány (director of photography) (as Gabor Pogany)
Film Editing by
Jean Ravel 
Art Direction by
Tamás Vayer  (as Tomas Vayer)
Set Decoration by
Boldizsár Simonka (uncredited)
Costume Design by
Jacques Fonteray (costume designer: mister Richard Burton and Miss Joey Heatherton)
Vicki Tiel 
Mia Fonssagrives (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Ron Berkeley .... makeup supervisor
John O'Gorman .... make-up: Miss Raquel Welch
Marie-Madeleine Paris .... make-up: Miss Virna Lisi
Cecilia Gonzales Pozuelo .... hair stylist
Production Management
Daniel Carillo .... production supervisor (as Daniel Carrillo)
Ludmilla Goulian .... production manager
Dezsö Jutasi .... production manager (as Deszo Jutasi)
Marc Maurette .... production manager
Pierre Spengler .... executive in charge of production
Wolfgang von Schiber .... production supervisor (as Wolfang von Schiber)
András Ozorai .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jean-François Dion .... assistant director (as Jean Francois Dion)
Zsolt Szabó .... assistant director (as Szolt Szabo)
István Bucsi .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Gyula Kormos .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
András Földes .... second assistant decorator (uncredited)
Tibor Nell .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Franco Bassi .... sound mixer
Adi Kredatus .... sound engineer (as Adolf Kredatus)
Norman B. Schwartz .... sound editor (as Norman Schwartz)
Thomas Ubelacker .... boom operator
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist (uncredited)
Italo Cameracanna .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Carlo Rambaldi .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Gianni Bozzacchi .... special photography
Ben Helprin .... special photographic effects
Bernard Malaisy .... still photographer
Cristiano Pogany .... focus puller
Idelmo Simonelli .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jean Zay .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Carlo Fabianelli .... assistant editor
Maurizio Mangosi .... assistant editor
Music Department
Franco Tamponi .... musical director
Other crew
Graziella Bassi .... production secretary
Gaby Herstel .... production secretary
David Klein .... production coordinator
Michael Knox .... dialogue coach
Rene Llonguet .... jewelry
Andrew Neatrour .... unit publicist
Nadia Petri .... production secretary
Alexander Salkind .... presenter
Sergio Soldano .... furs (as Sergio Soldano Genova)
Robert Sydney .... choreographer
Alice Ziller .... continuity (as Alice Mironneau Ziller)

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USA:125 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

The character of Baron Von Sepper (Richard Burton) was alternately named "Bluebeard" because of his blue-toned and blue-tinged black beard.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Colonel's Bequest (1989) (VG)See more »


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24 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Deliberately and elegantly kitsch... a cult!, 16 September 2004
Author: michelerealini from Switzerland

"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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