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John Huston

Moulin Rouge

Edition 1997
119' - 1953 - Drama, Biography - Dialogue: French, English
Director: John Huston Composer: Georges Auric With: José Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Suzanne Flon, Colette Marchand, Katherine Kath
This is the story of 19th century French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The film records his frustration over his physical handicap (the growth in his legs was stunted by a childhood accident), his effort to "lose" himself in Paris' bawdy Montmartre district and his career as a painter, which brought him money only when he turned out advertising posters - but what posters! Toulouse-Lautrec's drinking and debauchery lead to his early death, which in the hands of director John Huston is brilliantly staged in the manner of a musical comedy finale. Huston brilliantly captures the flavour of Montmartre, its characters, and Toulouse-Lautrec's sadly distorted view of life.

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John Huston


Georges Auric


José Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Suzanne Flon, Colette Marchand, Katherine Kath


John Huston, Pierre La Mure, Anthony Veiller

Director of Photography

Oswald Morris


Ralph Kemplen


John Huston

Production studios

United Artists

More information


French, English

Countries of production

United States of America

Screenplay based on

Moulin Rouge (Pierre La Mure)



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