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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 »
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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 »
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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 (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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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:
When Barry inquires about a painting, he is told it was painted by a man named "Ludovico Corde". This is a misspelling in the DVD subtitles, probably due to the pronunciation; the artist's name was Ludovico Cardi AKA "il Cigoli" and he actually was a disciple of Alessandro Allori, as it said in the movie. Interestingly, Kubrick's previous film, A Clockwork Orange (1971), prominently features a Ludovico process.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Barry disguises himself as Lt. Fakenham and crosses to Prussian lines, he rides wearing riding boots; in subsequent scenes, with the woman farmer and Potzdorf, he wears infantry gaiters.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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Soundtrack:
BRITISH GRENADIERS (fife and drum)See more »

FAQ

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What is Lady Lyndon's first name?
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67 out of 92 people found the following review useful.
Different kind of a Stanley Kubrick movie, 28 November 2001
Author: Mika Pykäläaho (bygis80@hotmail.com) from Järvenpää, Finland

In some way almost all of Stanley Kubrick's movies are very gloomy, dreary and wicked. The idea of "Lolita" is definitely perverted, "The Shining" is maybe the most terrifying film ever made, "Full Metal Jacket" is still one of the most pressuring war movies, from time to time "Eyes Wide Shut" looks almost like a horror film and even "2001: A Space odyssey" has some pretty frightening visions.

"Barry Lyndon" was Kubrick's next film after his darkest masterpiece "A Clockwork Orange" and certainly a totally different kind of a work. Even though "Barry Lyndon's" second half is slightly darker and the movie certainly isn't a comedy of any kind it's still quite a nice, warm and genial picaresque story. It's hard to say is it a bit overlong because it's easier to watch in two parts but nevertheless it's a brilliant film from the very start. "Barry Lyndon" is full of unforgettable sequences. My favorite is probably the duel between Barry Lyndon and his stepson Lord Bullington.

One of the things I love most about this movie is the splendid epilogue. Closing words of "Barry Lyndon" brings hilariously together every event seen in the film. Ryan O'Neal makes a fabulous performance as Barry. He isn't all that well-known actor in the movie business but he does a great job in the difficult leading role. I'll give 9 out of 10 to "Barry Lyndon" and point out that although it's not Kubrick's finest flick it's still a very excellent movie and an extremely important part of his works and it should not be underestimate. If you have seen lots of Kubrick classics but not this one, take this chance to jump into 18th century and watch the entertaining adventures of Redmond Barry.

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