Cinema: Mad Chauvinist

BLUEBEARD

Directed by EDWARD DMYTRYK Screenplay by ENNIO Dl CONCINI, EDWARD DMYTRYK and MARIA PIA FUSCO

Richard Burton, once an actor, now performs mainly as a buffoon. In his latest exercise in melodrama, he even permits himself to be outfitted in a sort of jester's motley: outrageous mustard-colored blazer and lavender-trimmed evening clothes. His chin whiskers seem to have been dipped in a vat of Lady Clairol, so his blue beard is colored like a pair of muddy policeman's pants. All that is needed to complete the costume is cap and bells.

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