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- Set Design Glenn Thompson
- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 13 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: July 30, 2002
- Originally Released: 1944
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||John Carradine, Jean Parker & Nils Asther|
|Performer:||Ludwig Stössel, George Pembroke, Henry Kolker, Iris Adrian & Emmett Lynn|
|Directed by||Edgar G. Ulmer|
|Edited by||Carl Pierson|
|Screenplay by||Pierre Gendron|
|Composition by||Leo Erdody|
|Art Direction by||Paul Palmentola|
|Produced by||Leon Fromkess|
|Director of Photography:||Jockey A. Feindel|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 2465 ratings.
I beg to differ with others who have reviewed this film. It is daerk but that's probably the quality of the print that the DVD was copied from. John Carradine's acting is so overly dramatic that's it's beyond belief. And the music...every scene has a musical background that is much too loud and much too distracting. I expected much more and got much less.
The best of PRC's horror films. Nice atmosphere as Carradine quietly stalks his victims in gaslit Paris. Jean Parker is quite good as the girl who's next on his list. Nice marionette scenes where puppets perform selections from Gounod's opera 'Faust'. Intriguing and suspesful.
We all know that director Ulmer often produced interesting films on a shoestring budget, and that Bluebeard is cited as a prime example. I found the story pretty interesting, the acting quite good, Carradine excellent and the young ladies, with Jean Parker chief among them, heartbreakingly beautiful to behold. There's music upon music: Light opera during marrionette performances, plus the entire film has pleasant background music credited to "Erdody". Transfer appears to have come from a 16mm TV print with cue marks and splices, but the image is clear and the sound is acceptable. However, its a pleasure to be able to watch an old movie about which I am curious or interested and pay about the same as a current movie theater ticket. Thanks and long live Alpha video!
- Sales Rank: 9,071
- UPC: 089218401694
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