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(1972)

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The speaking voices of almost all the European actresses in the film were re-voiced by Annie Ross of the famous jazz vocalese group Lambert Hendricks & Ross.
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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.
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Richard Burton once said about this film that he was deliberately trying to imitate seasoned horror genre actor Vincent Price.
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Top-billed second after star Richard Burton, actress Raquel Welch has a little more than eight minutes screen time in this two hour long film.
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The film was made and released about 313 years after the French folk-tale "La Barbe bleue" of the same English name by Charles Perrault had been first published by Barbin in Paris in January of 1659 in the "Histoires ou contes du temps passé".
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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.
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The nick-name of Baron Von Sepper (Richard Burton) was "Bluebeard".
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The character of Baron Von Sepper (Richard Burton) was alternately named "Bluebeard" because of his blue-toned and blue-tinged black beard.
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Portraying Elga, one of Bluebeard's murdered wives, was Italian actress Virna Lisi, who ironically had previously starred with Jack Lemmon in How to Murder Your Wife (1965).
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The make and model of the World War I bi-plane that Baron von Sepper aka Bluebeard (Richard Burton) is seen flying at the start of the movie is a Soviet Polikarpov Po-2 bi-plane.
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Second of two films in a just a couple of years where actor Richard Burton played a character who killed or had some of his wives killed with the first picture being Anne of the Thousand Days (1969) where Burton played King Henry VIII.
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Elizabeth Taylor celebrated her 40th birthday with a lavish bash while this was filming in Hungary. .
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An article in the July 5, 1972, edition of Variety says that three versions of Bluebeard were made, a "sexploitation" for Germany, Scandanavia and Japan, a normal version for countries like U. S., England, France and Italy, and "a Spanish or Puritan version for Mid-Eastern, Iron Curtain and some Oriental (So. Korea) markets."
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First full English language film of both Austrian actress Sybil Danning and Italian actress Agostina Belli.
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Spoilers 

The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Though mentioned on movie posters for the film, the methods of killing by which Bluebeard aka Baron Von Sepper (Richard Burton) killed his six wives and one other woman in the film were as follows: Magdalena, the former nun (Raquel Welch) - suffocated in a tomb; Greta (Karin Schubert) - shot whilst gaming; Elga (Virna Lisi) - beheaded by a guillotine; Brigitte (Marilù Tolo) - drowned in a vat of wine; Caroline (Agostina Belli) - falconated; and Erika (Nathalie Delon) and the prostitute (Sybil Danning) - a double murder, with both being pierced by a chandelier with a large ivory tusk.
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The only one of Bluebeard (Richard Burton)'s wives to survive been killed by him was Anne (Joey Heatherton).
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