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Bluebeard (1972)

Bluebeard (1972)





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Bluebeard is the retelling of the now familiar story of a wealthy aristocrat who marries and murders and marries again. Baron Von Sepper (Richard Burton), the BlueBeard of the story, meets and marries Anne (Joey Heatherton) who becomes suspicious of Von Sepper when she finds evidence of his murders shortly after their wedding. Van Sepper then, in graphic detail, tells Anne the stories of his former wives' lives and deaths. The movie, directed with ham-handed archness by Edward Dmytryk, attempts to tell the story as a black comedy. Despite an array of beautiful women, including (Virna Lisi), (Nathalie Delon) and (Raquel Welch), nothing can distract from the abysmal performances of Burton and Heatherton. The film has some nice costumes and is beautifully photographed by cinematographer Gabor Pogany, but all the humor is unintentional and the actors, particularly Richard Burton all seem to wish they were elsewhere. ~ Linda Rasmussen, Rovimore
Rating: R
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Jul 11, 2000


Richard Burton
as Bluebeard (Baron von...
Raquel Welch
as Magdalena
Sybil Danning
as The Prostitute
Jean Lefebvre
as Greta's Father
Mathieu Carriere
as The Violinist
Marilu Tolo
as Brigitte
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All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | October 23, 2004
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

It's a compromised film that tends to offend everyone but the Nazis.

Full Review… | September 7, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Dmytryk was a cranky professor, but one fine director.

October 20, 2004
New Times

The film's gratuitous exploration of female flesh is only exceeded by the way Dmytryk manages to sexualize a nun who becomes Bluebeard's future wife.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Apollo Guide

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