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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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Deliberately and elegantly kitsch... a cult! 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)

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)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
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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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22 out of 26 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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