Bluebeard (Landru) (1963) - Rotten Tomatoes

Bluebeard (Landru)1963

Bluebeard (Landru) (1963)





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This dark and macabre film provides several touches of humor despite the grisly plot. Landru (Charles Denner) is the notorious Bluebeard, who answers the adds of lonely ladies in the personal column of the newspaper. His reputation of a good family man sharply contrasts his activities of a murderer of women for monetary gain. Landru lures the women to a country estate after sweet talking them and sends them to the great beyond well before their time. He kills eleven women before the sister of one of the victims puts the finger on him. The noose tightens around his neck after being grabbed by the long arm of the law.


Charles Denner
as Henri-Desire Landru
Danielle Darrieux
as Berthe Heon
Michèle Morgan
as Celestine Buisson
Hildegarde Neff
as Mme X./Madame Ixe
Juliette Mayniel
as Anna Collomb
Stéphane Audran
as Fernande Segret
Catherine Rouvel
as Andree Babelot
Denise Provence
as Mme. Laporte
Francoise Lugagne
as Mme. Landru
Mary Marquet
as Mme. Guillin
Robert Burnier
as Presiding judge
Huguette Forge
as Mme. Vidal
Jean-Louis Maury
as Commissioner Belin
Giselle Sandre
as Georgette
Mario David
as Prosecutor
Claude Mansard
as Defense Attorney
Sacha Briquet
as Assistant prosecutor
Serge Bento
as Maurice Landru
Denise Lepvrier
as Catherine Landru
Diana Lepvrier
as Landru's Daughter
Raymond Queneau
as Clemenceau
Henri Attal
as Gendarme
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Critic Reviews for Bluebeard (Landru)

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

Bluebeard came from a period in Chabrol's filmography that finds him moving away from the naturalism of his early New Wave films.

September 23, 2021 | Full Review…

Chabrol's study is a jaundiced waltz, a poisoned heart under a perfumed surface, a rich Ealing vein mined Gallically

April 22, 2013 | Full Review…

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