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Barry Lyndon -- An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's position in 18th Century aristocracy.

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Director:
Writers:
Stanley Kubrick (written for the screen by)
William Makepeace Thackeray (novel)
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Release Date:
18 December 1975 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
At long last Redmond Barry became a gentleman -- and that was his tragedy.
Plot:
An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's aristocratic position in 18th-century England. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Won 4 Oscars. Another 15 wins & 11 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
The World of Stanley Kubrick: A young rapscallion makes good in 18th century Europe. See more (347 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ryan O'Neal ... Barry Lyndon

Marisa Berenson ... Lady Honoria Lyndon
Patrick Magee ... Chevalier de Balibari

Hardy Krüger ... Captain Potzdorf (as Hardy Kruger)

Steven Berkoff ... Lord Ludd
Gay Hamilton ... Nora Brady
Marie Kean ... Barry's Mother
Diana Körner ... Lischen (as Diana Koerner)

Murray Melvin ... Reverend Samuel Runt
Frank Middlemass ... Sir Charles Lyndon

André Morell ... Lord Gustavus Adolphus Wendover (as Andre Morell)
Arthur O'Sullivan ... Captain Feeny, the Highwayman
Godfrey Quigley ... Captain Grogan

Leonard Rossiter ... Captain John Quin
Philip Stone ... Graham

Leon Vitali ... Lord Bullingdon

John Bindon ... Recruiting soldier
Roger Booth ... King George III
Billy Boyle ... Seamus Feeny
Jonathan Cecil ... Lt. Jonathan Fakenham
Peter Cellier ... Sir Richard
Geoffrey Chater ... Dr. Broughton
Anthony Dawes ... British Soldier
Patrick Dawson
Bernard Hepton
Anthony Herrick
Barry Jackson ... British Soldier
Wolf Kahler ... Prince of Tübingen

Pat Laffan (as Patrick Laffan)
Hans Meyer
Ferdy Mayne ... Colonel Bulow
David Morley ... Bryan Patrick Lyndon
Liam Redmond
Pat Roach ... Toole - Soldier in Fistfight
Dominic Savage ... Young Bullingdon
Frederick Schiller
George Sewell ... Barry's Second
Anthony Sharp ... Lord Hallam
John Sharp ... Doolan
Roy Spencer ... Horse Seller
John Sullivan
Harry Towb ... Innkeeper

Michael Hordern ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Norman Gay ... Tailor (uncredited)
Vivian Kubrick ... Magic Show Spectator (uncredited)
Gary Taylor ... Barry's Fight Second (uncredited)
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Directed by
Stanley Kubrick 
 
Writing credits
Stanley Kubrick (written for the screen by)

William Makepeace Thackeray (novel "The Memoirs of Barry Lyndon, Esq.")

Produced by
Jan Harlan .... executive producer
Stanley Kubrick .... producer
Bernard Williams .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
John Alcott (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Tony Lawson 
 
Casting by
James Liggat 
 
Production Design by
Ken Adam 
 
Art Direction by
Roy Walker 
 
Costume Design by
Milena Canonero 
Ulla-Britt Söderlund  (as Ulla-Britt Søderlund)
 
Makeup Department
Alan Boyle .... makeup artist
Ann Brodie .... makeup artist
Jill Carpenter .... makeup artist
Yvonne Coppard .... makeup artist
Barbara Daly .... makeup artist
Susie Hill .... hair stylist
Joyce James .... hair stylist
Leonard .... hair stylist
Leonard .... wig maker
Maude Onslow .... hair stylist (as Maud Onslow)
Daphne Vollmer .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Malcolm J. Christopher .... unit manager (as Malcolm Christopher)
Terence A. Clegg .... production manager (as Terence Clegg)
Don Geraghty .... unit manager
Rudolf Hertzog .... production manager: Germany
Douglas Twiddy .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Brian W. Cook .... assistant director (as Brian Cook)
Michael Stevenson .... assistant director
David Tomblin .... assistant director
Andy Armstrong .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Bill Beecham .... painter
Bill Brodie .... assistant art director
Richard Dicker .... drapesman
Vernon Dixon .... set dresser
Ken Dolbear .... property buyer
Mike Fowlie .... property master
Joe Lee .... construction manager
Cleo Nethersole .... drapesman
Jan Schlubach .... art director: Germany
Chris Seddon .... drapesman
Terry Wells .... property man
Cos Egan .... set dresser (uncredited)
Barry Wilkinson .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
George Akers .... assistant sound editor
Robin Gregory .... sound recordist
Rodney Holland .... sound editor
Bill Rowe .... dubbing mixer
Richard Daniel .... sound maintenance engineer (uncredited)
Michael Hickey .... sound (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Roy Scammell .... stunt arranger
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lou Bogue .... gaffer
Patrick Carey .... camera operator: second unit (as Paddy Carey)
Tony Cridlin .... camera grip
Ed Di Giulio .... special cinematographer
Laurie Frost .... assistant camera
Dodo Humphreys .... assistant camera
Douglas Milsome .... focus puller
Mike Molloy .... camera operator
Luke Quigley .... camera grip
Larry Smith .... chief electrician
Ronnie Taylor .... camera operator
Keith Hamshere .... still photographer (uncredited)
Micky Wilson .... electrician (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gloria Barnes .... wardrobe assistant
Ron Beck .... wardrobe supervisor
Gary Dahms .... costume maker
Yvonne Dahms .... costume maker
Norman Dickens .... wardrobe assistant
Jack Edwards .... costume maker
Judy Lloyd-Rogers .... costume maker
Willy Rothery .... costume maker
Colin Wilson .... wardrobe assistant
Francis Wilson .... hats
 
Editorial Department
Dave Dowler .... color grader
Peter Krook .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Leonard Rosenman .... conductor
Leonard Rosenman .... music adaptor
 
Other crew
Margaret Adams .... secretary to producer
Bob Anderson .... fencing coach
Bill Aylmore .... armorer
Ron Bareham .... assistant accountant
David Berglas .... advisor: gambling
Andros Epaminondas .... assistant to producer
Carolyn Hall .... assistant accountant
John Mollo .... historical advisor
Arthur Morgan .... location liaison
George Mossman .... horse master
Peter Munt .... wrangler
William O'Kelly .... location liaison (as Col. William O'Kelly)
Loretta Ordewer .... production secretary
Pat Pennelegion .... production secretary
June Randall .... continuity
Geraldine Stephenson .... choreographer
John Trehy .... production accountant
 
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Runtime:
184 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Canada:14A (video rating) | Finland:K-16 (1976) | France:Unrated | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:PG | Norway:16 | Singapore:PG | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) | USA:PG | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
David Prowse says in his memoirs he was interviewed for the Pat Roach role.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: A short scene where Barry is cutting firewood with an axe. The wood in the pile and the piece he is cutting all have cleanly sawed ends. If he had a saw, he would be using it, as an axe is a poor tool for cutting wood. Chopping and splitting, yes, but not cutting.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
[two figures visible on the horizon prepare to duel. Three witnesses stand between them]
Second:Gentlemen, cock your pistols! Gentlemen...
Narrator:Barry's father...
Second:...aim your pistols!
Narrator:...had been bred, like many other young sons of a genteel family, to the profession of the law.
Second:One!
Narrator:And there is no doubt he would've...
Second:Two!
Narrator:...made an eminent figure in his profession...
[...]
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
GERMAN DANCE No.1 IN C-MAJORSee more »

FAQ

What is Lady Lyndon's first name?
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145 out of 179 people found the following review useful.
The World of Stanley Kubrick: A young rapscallion makes good in 18th century Europe., 3 November 2004

Barry Lyndon (1975) has to be Stanley Kubrick's most realized project that he has ever taken. A big task for the maverick director. For a film like this to be made during the free wheeling seventies had to take some big stones. One must admire Mr. Kubrick for even trying to produce and direct such a complex and expensive film that had all the ear markings of a financial and personal disaster. Not only did Kubrick manage to out do his last epic "2001" but he has created a movie that not only showcases the untapped acting abilities of Ryan O'Neil, but a beautifully lensed film that uses minimal lighting , gorgeous sets, perfect balance, positioning and meticulous timing. I have never seen such a magnificent film such as this one. Every shot and frame plays out like an eighteenth century oil painting.

A young Irish man of lower class has the strangest quirk of luck. After participating in an illegal duel, young Barry is forced to flee from his home village. After being accosted by some gentlemanly highway robbers, Barry winds up cross country and becomes a conscripted soldier. Rising in rank, Barry is sent to fight in the Seven's Year War. Whilst in battle he watches his friends and fellow soldiers being slaughtered in combat due to poor tactics and leadership. Having enough of this life of hardship and struggle, Barry uses his god given talents to do what he has to do in order to survive and become a man of proper social standing.

I was very impressed with this movie. I've put off watching this film until recently. Some have told me how long and boring this movie was. Others have said it was pretty self serving and not worth watching. But after seeing part of it on T.C.M., I just had to find a copy of my own. The film is over three hours in length but they go by very quickly because Barry's story is so captivating. Kubrick poured his heart and soul into this film. The results are on the screen. He's clearly a master film maker. His reputation is cemented forever with this movie. Ryan O'Neil impressed the hell out me with his role as Barry Lyndon. He gives the character some dignity and depth that no other actor could have possibly given to the title role.

Overall I would have to give this film one of my highest recommendations. This is one of my top ten films of all time. If people tell you not to watch this masterpiece ignore them. I advise you to get a copy and enjoy. For a film like this you need to set aside a weekend afternoon to fully appreciate a film such as this. Believe me you will not regret it.

Highest recommendation possible.

It doesn't matter whether you watch it on D.V.D. or V.C.D. because the transfers are excellent on either format.

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