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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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Director:
Writers:
Ennio De Concini (story) &
Edward Dmytryk (story) ...
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Release Date:
1 September 1972 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
He had a WAY with the world's most beautiful, most seductive, most glamorous women ...he did AWAY with them. See more »
Plot:
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 »
User Reviews:
camp pleasure See more (25 total) »

Cast

  (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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Runtime:
USA:125 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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Trivia:
The number of wives that Baron Von Sepper (Richard Burton) had had murdered was six which is the same number of wives that Henry VIII had married.See more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
camp pleasure, 24 July 2007
Author: tolo74 from Belgium

This film has been overlooked since it came out. It clearly isn't a masterpiece, but it has a great deal to offer to people with sense of humor. Burton is a little stiff as Bluebeard, but somehow this contributes to the strangeness of his character, making it creepy enough. Cinematography is top-notch, with lavish sets and wonderful art direction. The music score by maestro Morricone is fantastic, it gives us the real tone of the film, sometimes funny, sometimes odd, sometimes creepy... As I have read somewhere, the main problem with this movie is the fact that the director seems unease with the material, he constantly hesitates between farce, horror, satire, political allegory, eroticism... Maybe this is the reason why it is considered today as a cult film. It certainly gives the film an unique style! And what about the cast of Bluebeard's seven wives? This was probably the film's main achievement: what a fantastic parade of beauties! Impressive as it is, I can't help noticing some facts: Virna Lisi steals the show as a funny and weird character that cannot stop singing! Karin Schubert is the most beautiful of all them. Joey Heatherton seems at first out of place, her 60's looks at odds with the general setting of the film, but at the end her character works quite well. Raquel Welch gives the worst performance of the film: she isn't funny at all and proves what a bad actress she is!!! Agostina Belli is young and pretty... but a little bland (her character is not very interesting). Nathalie Delon is classy and mysterious, but she needed more screen time! Marilu Tolo gives another over-the-top performance, she has some of the best moments in the film.

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