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Bluebeard

  • 1944
  • Edgar G Ulmer
  • 71 mins
  • A
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Review

It wasn't often that poverty row studio PRC (Producers Releasing Corporation) came up with a film worth watching, but it did give the highly talented director Edgar G Ulmer some low-budget artistic freedom. Here he coaxes a beautifully restrained performance from the flamboyant character actor John Carradine, in one of his few starring roles, as the artist and puppeteer in 19th-century Paris who has an irresistible urge to murder his models. With strong support from Jean Parker and Nils Asther, and production values that transcend the low budget, this is a small miracle of polished film-making.

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Theatrical distributor
Pathe Pictures Ltd
Language
English
Formats
Black and white

Credits

Cast

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GastonJohn Carradine
LucilleJean Parker
Insp LefevreNils Asther
LamarteLudwig Stossel
Insp RenardGeorge Pembroke
FrancineTeala Loring
ReneeSonia Sorel
MimiIris Adrian

Crew

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DirectorEdgar G Ulmer
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