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Bluebeard (1972)

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A World War I pilot whom everybody envies as a "ladykiller" actually is one - after he beds the women he's after, he murders them.

Director:

Edward Dmytryk

Writers:

Ennio De Concini (story), Edward Dmytryk (story) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Burton ... Kurt Von Sepper
Raquel Welch ... The Nun
Virna Lisi ... The Singer
Nathalie Delon ... Erika
Marilù Tolo ... Brigitt
Karin Schubert ... Greta
Agostina Belli ... Caroline
Sybil Danning ... The Prostitute
Joey Heatherton ... Anne
Edward Meeks Edward Meeks ... Sergio
Doka Bukova Doka Bukova ... Rosa
Jean Lefebvre ... Greta's Father
Erica Schramm Erica Schramm ... Greta's Mother
Karl-Otto Alberty ... Von Sepper's Friend (as Karl Otto Alberty)
Kurt Großkurth ... Von Sepper's Friend (as Kurt Grosskurth)
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Storyline

Baron von Sepper is an Austrian aristocrat noted for his blue-toned beard, and his appetite for beautiful wives. His latest spouse, an American beauty named Anne, discovers a vault in his castle that's filled with the frozen bodies of several beautiful women. When confronted with this slight oddity, Bluebeard explains to Anne that he found an easier alternative to divorce when he grew bored with his previous wives. In order to avoid being Bluebeard's next frozen bride, Anne must find a way to outwit her murderous hubby. Written by Leo Urbina

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Bluebeard loved all his wives passionately... to death! See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

France | Italy | West Germany

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Barba Azul See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The number of wives that Baron Von Sepper (Richard Burton) had had murdered was six which is the same number of wives that Henry VIII had married. See more »

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Exceeded my expectations
23 August 1999 | by MrVBSee all my reviews

Forgive the 10 minutes or so of Richard Burton's (thankfully) sporadic organ playing. Instead, appreciate the plot (yes, this movie actually has one), dialog (especially the fast flying quips between the LUSCIOUS Joey Heatherton and Burton), acting (rather subdued for an Italian production), and production values of this rather well made film. There is no embarrassing zooming in and out with the camera, no corny sudden bursts of melodramatic music and barely any footage thst should have wound up on the cutting room floor. The women are portrayed across a broad spectrum: Strong willed, weak willed, not so bright and intelligent. Heatherton's attempt at analyzing Burton in order to stay alive is clever and well played out and the film has the usual ironic Italian ending.


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