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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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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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Not such a "bad" movie 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
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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The various Nazi uniforms in this picture are inaccurate - the colors are wrong and even the swastika has turned into a strangely shaped cross. This may have been for legal reasons, because in Germany the use of Nazi emblems is strictly regulated.See more »

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5 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Not such a "bad" movie, 6 July 2008
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

This is considered a "bad" movie by many people for some reason, even though the "camp" here is obviously very intentional (he actually has a blue beard, for chistsake!) Burton's character is obviously gay: he meets and marries two American sex symbols of the era (Raquel Welch and Joey Heatherton) as well as some of the most beautiful women in Europe at the time (Agostina Belli, Nathalie Delon), but since he is unable to really consummate with any of them, he finds something irritating (and often hilarious) about them and kills them (talk about your gay panic!). This movie should definitely appeal to people who love campy ensemble-type films and Richard Burton at his hammiest (probably mostly gays and women). But the most straight-arrow, un-ironic frat boy types will no doubt enjoy it too because every woman here (except for Raquel Welch) gets naked!

I did have one minor quibble though. If I was a homicidal misogynist the first female cast-member to go here would have been Joey Heatherton with her screeching voice and singular inability to deliver a convincing line of dialogue, but she gets to be the "final girl". Someone like the very lovely Agostina Belli, on the other hand, would have gotten to live a very long time.

No one else needs to act with Burton around though. He seems as happy as a pig in slop as he gets to deliberately ham it up for a change (and according to an interview I once read with one of his co-stars, Sybil Danning, he had even more fun OFFSCREEN--much to the chagrin of Elizabeth Taylor). This is really not such a "bad" movie after all.

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