Edgar G. Ulmer (1944).
The Maestro of Poverty Row is near top form with this atmospheric evocation of mid 19th-century Paris. Shakespearean actor John Carradine is superbly modulated as a mad marionette artist—and serial murderer of women. With its interpolated puppet opera and rooftop chase, Bluebeard ranks just below Detour among Ulmer’s PRC productions.

Thu., March 4, 7 p.m.; Sun., March 7, 8:45 p.m., 2010

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