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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. See more »
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:
Opulent costume drama from the great filmmaker See more (380 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ryan O'Neal ... Barry Lyndon

Marisa Berenson ... Lady Honoria Lyndon

Patrick Magee ... The Chevalier du 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 ... Diner at Feast for Lord Wendover - Left of Barry's Mother
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 ... Mr. Brady - Nora's Father

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)
Katharina Kubrick ... Dancer (uncredited)
Vivian Kubrick ... Magic Show Spectator (uncredited)
Gary Taylor ... Barry's Fight Second (uncredited)

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)
Gary White .... second 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)
 
Special Effects by
Gerry Johnston .... special effects (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 (Metrocolor) | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Australia:NRC (original rating) | Brazil:Livre | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:A (Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Canada:14A (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | France:Unrated | Iceland:12 | Ireland:PG | Netherlands:12 | New Zealand:PG | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:12A (re-rating) (2016) | UK:12A (theatrical re-release) (2016) | UK:PG (video rating) (1987) | USA:PG | West Germany:12
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The last movie Stanley Kubrick made to not be rated 'R' by the MPAA.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The Narrator says: "It would require a great philosopher and historian to explain the causes of the famous Seven Years' War." Actually, the reasons for the Seven Years' War are quite clear and well known. Prussia had invaded a rich Austrian region 16 years before, which Austria wanted to reconquer with its allies. Meanwhile, Britain and France were fighting for almost a century (with some relative peaceful years) over worldwide colonies. Stanley Kubrick probably wanted to make a statement about the uselessness of war.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:
Referenced in Film Geek (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
LILLIBURLERO (fife and drums)See more »

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52 out of 62 people found the following review useful.
Opulent costume drama from the great filmmaker, 24 August 1999
Author: pooch-8 from Fargo, North Dakota

Kubrick's adaptation of Thackeray's Barry Lyndon sharply divides fans of the great director's work, as the languid pace and seemingly interminable running time -- not to mention Ryan O'Neal's questionable performance in the title role -- are cherished by some and deplored by others. Little argument will be made against John Alcott's Academy Award-winning cinematography or Ken Adam's production design, however, and Kubrickian motifs are manifest in the gallery of characters' wide-ranging displays of cowardice, guile, duplicity, avarice, jealousy, greed, and cruelty. Marisa Berenson is terribly short-changed in her role as the Lady Lyndon, but a number of other performers are given the opportunity to create a handful of memorable moments -- especially Arthur O'Sullivan (albeit briefly) as the charming, intelligent highwayman and Patrick Magee as the Chevalier. Love it or hate it, Barry Lyndon will remain essential viewing for aficionados of the director, who enjoys taking his usual shots at the more discouraging aspects of human behavior.

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