Cinematography by Jockey Arthur Feindel and Eugen Schüfftan (uncredited). "Desire" list. Carradines father, in one of his most intensive characters, an amazing performance full of shadows and nuances. His voice and his face made him, simultaneously, the most frightening and the most attractive of the killers.
Atmospheric chiller that contains one of John Carradine's best performances. An artist driven to kill his models is hunted by the French police while his love for a young woman may be the one thing that could get him caught. No classic but enjoyable tale that marks one of Ulmer's better outings.
The flick wasn't really in Ulmer's voice, just as the soundtrack stole passages from Mussorgsky, then veered into faux comical tweeting after failing to create suspense. Stylistically, the noir splice didn't work (Brooklyn accents from simpering dames in wigs). I'd leave Bluebeard to Michael Powell -- since Ulmer's strengths are elsewhere -- but it was fun to see a young John Carradine play the matinee idol role.