A film that can marginally be considered horror, BLUEBEARD is one of director Edgar G. Ulmer's best works and contains one of John Carradine's greatest performances. Set in 19th-century Paris, BLUEBEARD stars Carradine as Gaston Morel, the operator of a popular puppet show that stages
marionette versions of the Faust legend. Unfortunately, Gaston is himself a victim of sinister urges--which drive him to strangle women with his bare hands. In flashback, we learn that Gaston, who is also an artist, murdered his first victim after he had painted her portrait, then discovered that
she was not the idealized woman he had created on canvas. Gaston is now condemned to pick...