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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:
Great Paintings Come To Life See more (348 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)

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)
 
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 | Ireland:PG | 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:
Stanley Kubrick would often make the actors retake a scene a great many times to get that extra 'something' in a shot, 20 to 50 times was not uncommon. In the scene where Barry approaches Lady Honoria for the first time, it is claimed they did over 100 retakes.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The spoon in the German woman's hand and the position of the hand holding the baby as she feeds her baby.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 Horror Business (2005) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
PIPER'S MAGGOT JIGSee more »

FAQ

Was Barry Lyndon a real person?
What is Lady Lyndon's first name?
Where is Castle Lyndon located?
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47 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Great Paintings Come To Life, 20 April 2009
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

Some movies - I wish there were more of them - simply look like a series of great paintings. This film has that look. You could freeze-frame many of the scenes and swear you were looking at a Gainsborough, a Vermeer, a Hogarth or similar work of art by one the great artists of three to five centuries ago. It's just beautiful.

For that, we have Director Stanley Kubrick and Photographer John Alcott to thank. Being a three-hour movie, there are plenty of wonderful shots to admire, too. In addition, the costumes are lavish and authentic and the scoring is notable. It's no accident that Oscars were garnered for art/set direction, cinematography, costume design and scoring. Yeah, if you enjoy classical music, you'll really enjoy the soundtrack, too, under the guidance of conductor Leonard Roseman.

Not to be overlooked is the fine acting and the interesting and underrated story. I say "underrated" because this film, from what I've read, bored a lot of people and and it was a box-office flop. That's too bad because, frankly, I found the story (outside of the first 10--15 minutes) to be fascinating. As I watched, I kept wondering what strange occurrences will happen next to the lead character, "Redmond Barry/Barry Lyndon," played beautifully by Ryan O'Neal. (For most of the movie, he's called "Redmond Barry," so I will refer to him as that.)

Overall, this was a low-key adventure story about the rise-and-fall of a "scoundrel" back in late 18th century Englishman. "Mr. Barry" is an Irishmen living in England who winds up dealing with a number of people: Irish, English, Prussian, French. His dealings with these people are bizarre at times. While he mainly is shown doing what he can to promote himself, for either monetary gain and prestige of a name and power, he's not all bad. There is a compassionate side to him, but it only shows itself in small doses. It makes him all the more interesting to watch, because you don't always know how he's going to react to his circumstances, which change radically every few years.

We witness his rise to prominence and then his fall when his "sins begin to find him out," as the Bible would describe. It's quite a roller coaster ride.

This is an emotional, involving story, and a feast for the eyes and ears. It's quite different, too, certainly not the average fare from Kubrick. I can only hope this comes out on a high-definition disc some day. Admirers of this film need to see this in all its glory.

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