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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 a woman he's after, he murders her.


Edward Dmytryk


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





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)


Baron Kurt Von Sepper (Richard Burton) is an Austrian aristocrat noted for his blue-toned beard, and his appetite for beautiful wives. His latest spouse, an American beauty named Anne (Joey Heatherton), 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 »


Crime | Drama | Thriller


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The character of Baron Kurt Von Sepper was nicknamed "Bluebeard" because of his blue-toned and blue-tinged beard. This trivia entry was brought to you by Captain Obvious. See more »


Anne: Why did you kill them?
Kurt Von Sepper: Why? Why else? They deserved to die!
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End credits credit actors who played characters who died in the movie as "was" and characters still alive once the movie's over as "is". See more »


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Words Fail Me
28 December 2007 | by stealthjunkSee all my reviews

It's almost impossible to find the words to describe exactly how bad this film is. Or to describe how much fun it was to watch. Bluebeard is the story of a German Baron (Richard Burton) who has a, well, blue beard. When Joey Heatherington finds out that he has killed a series of wives and hidden the bodies she realizes that she is next. In attempt to delay the inevitable she gets the Baron to tell his story. What follows is a primer in how not to pick a girl.

The dialogue is phony, the accents are terrible but the women are all beautiful and (at least partially) disrobed. Maybe not the intent but this movie is a great example of a 1970's campy sex movie.

Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride.

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Release Date:

1 September 1972 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bluebeard See more »

Filming Locations:

Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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