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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.

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John Carradine
as Gaston Morel
Jean Parker
as Lucille Lutien
Nils Asther
as Inspector Jacques Lefevre
Ludwig Stossel
as Jean Lamarte
George Pembroke
as Insp. Renard
Teala Loring
as Francine Lutien
Sonia Sorel
as Renee Claremont
Iris Adrian
as Mimi Robert
Henry Kolker
as Deschamps
Emmett Lynn
as Le Soldat
Carrie Devan
as Constance
Anne Sterling
as Jeanette
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Critic Reviews for Bluebeard

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Audience Reviews for Bluebeard

Edgar G. Ulmer may be considered a bit of a genius when it came to making bottom-of-the-bucket budget films for the studio PRC, but he simply can't raise the quality of every picture above its limitations. There are occasional signs of creativity in the camera angles, but the film, including a couple action shots, is nearly always badly lit. The script and Carradine's performance as a painter/puppeteer/serial killer do not evoke strong feelings for the characters in one direction or the other.

Byron Brubaker
Byron Brubaker

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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
Greg S

Super Reviewer

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

Aj V
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
Morgan Salem

Super Reviewer

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