Bluebeard (1944)





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Movie Info

In this haunting feature from director Edgar G. Ulmer, a 19th-century Parisian marionette master cannot seem to control his urges to strangle women after he paints their portraits.

Rating: G
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Pierre Gendron
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 29, 2004
PRC Pictures Inc.



as Gaston Morel

as Lucille Lutien

as Inspector Jacques Le...

as Jean Lamarte

as Insp. Renard

as Francine Lutien

as Renee Claremont

as Mimi Robert

as Deschamps

as Le Soldat

as Constance

as Jeanette
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Critic Reviews for Bluebeard

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | November 11, 1944
AV Club
Top Critic

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A breathtakingly self-reflexive portrait

Full Review… | April 29, 2011

Ulmer's third masterpiece, after The Black Cat (1934) and Detour (1945); it's one of his few films that overcame its wretched budget.

Full Review… | October 21, 2008
Combustible Celluloid

It's prolific actor John Carradine's first starring role in a horror film and his own favorite performance.

Full Review… | September 19, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Interessante versão da história de Barba-Azul, desta vez com um Carradine atipicamente contido e, conseqüentemente, muito eficaz.

April 4, 2005
Cinema em Cena

Audience Reviews for Bluebeard

A painter/puppeteer kills his models in 19th century Paris. A dusty and lifeless serial killer relic; when John Carradine is acting (rather than over-acting) he's actually a pretty dull fellow. Hard to believe this was made by the same director who made the B-masterpieces THE BLACK CAT and DETOUR; even harder to believe that 100% positive Rotten Tomatoes rating.

Greg S

Super Reviewer

An okay adaptation of the story of Bluebeard, not great, but not bad either.

Aj V

Super Reviewer

it was pretty good but it lost the star because A) the lady is just a a-whole and cants just love the guy like he loves her wich i thought was crapppy of her just ? him gosh!!! wah wah he killed your sis but u LOVE HIM!! and B) fricken puppets ahhhh :P

Morgan Salem

Super Reviewer

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