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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 »
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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 »
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A movie to like more for what it could have been than for what it is. 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:

Annie Ross ... Dubbing (voice)
Eleonora Mauro ... (uncredited)
Maia Newley ... Child (uncredited)
Cristina Perra ... (uncredited)
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Directed by
Edward Dmytryk 
Luciano Sacripanti 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Ennio De Concini 
Edward Dmytryk 
Maria Pia Fusco 

Produced by
Velisar Kresteff .... associate producer
Remo Odevaine .... associate producer
Ilya Salkind .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Maria Pia Fusco (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Gábor Pogány  (as Gabor Pogany)
 
Film Editing by
Jean Ravel 
 
Art Direction by
Tamás Vayer  (as Tomas Vayer)
 
Set Decoration by
Boldizsár Simonka 
 
Costume Design by
Jacques Fonteray 
Vicki Tiel 
Mia Fonssagrives (uncredited)
 
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
Tibor Nell .... construction coordinator
 
Sound Department
Franco Bassi .... sound mixer
Italo Cameracanna .... foley artist
Italo Cameracanna .... sound effects editor
Norman B. Schwartz .... sound editor (as Norman Schwartz)
 
Special Effects by
Carlo Rambaldi .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bernard Malaisy .... still photographer
Idelmo Simonelli .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Franco Tamponi .... musical director
 
Other crew
Alexander Salkind .... presenter
 

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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:
Topbilled second after Richard Burton, Raquel Welch only has a little more than 8 minute screening time of this two hour long film.See more »
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Referenced in The Colonel's Bequest (1989) (VG)See more »

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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A movie to like more for what it could have been than for what it is., 10 July 2000
Author: (patrick.hunter@csun.edu) from Northridge, Ca

This film has a lot of neat ideas, some beautiful women, and Burton as world-weary Baron with a campy, phony, middle-European accent. The script is clever and the sets are lavish, with Bluebeard's estate evoking E. A. Poe's Prince Prospero's: a different color dominating each separate room.

Only Dmytryk fails as a director. The material frankly begs for someone like a Roger Vadim or even Roger Corman. BLUEBEARD should have been more fun, more intelligent than the Vincent Price movies of the time (such as THEATRE OF BLOOD) or even those of Roger Vadim (such as PRETTY MAIDS ALL IN A ROW), and yet it isn't. The script demands macabre humor and erotica, and Dmytryk couldn't deliver either, even in his heyday (and this film was made at the end of his slow, sad artistic decline).

However, I personally enjoy this movie more for what it could have been than what it is. Unlike Chaplin's MONSUIER VERDOUX, and other "Bluebeard" movies directed by various people (from Edgar G. Ulmer to Claude Chabral) this is one film not inspired by the true story of Landru. It much more hearkens back to the original Perrault fairytale, only done in the modern times with Burton's Bluebeard as a proto-Nazi. It's not a bad idea for a film, but someone more hip, with more energy, was needed to pull it off.

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