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The story begins with the deaths of one of Sebastian's wives. Her father is convinced that Sebastian is responsible...and during much of the film he works to bring the man to justice. But to counter the father, Sebastian has Gretz steal the body of his latest victim in order to prevent an autopsy! What else will these infamous killers do next?
Basil Rathbone plays the suave Bluebeard who uses his hypnotic powers over women, Dr. Sebastian. He marries rich women, murders them and then disappears....off to find another woman to kill. He's assisted in his endeavors by Gretz...and their relationship is VERY unusual (and nowadays it would be seen as homoerotic by many). I would love to see a remake that explores this odd relationship more. Regardless, it is an interesting little suspense picture...well worth seeing because of the acting and script.
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