Moulin Rouge (1952)

Biography, Drama, Music, Romance

Moulin Rouge
Cast: José Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Suzanne Flon, Claude Nollier

A fictionalized account of the latter part of the life of French artist Henri de Toulouse Lautrec (1864-1901) is presented, he who is arguably most renowned professionally for immortalizing the characters of the Paris can-can dance hall, the Moulin Rouge, on canvas. This phase of his story begins in 1890. Born into aristocracy, Toulouse-Lautrec moves to Paris to pursue his art as he hangs out at the Moulin Rouge where he feels like he fits in being a misfit among other misfits. His misfit status is due to his diminutive physical stature, his legs which were broken and stopped growing following a childhood fall down some stairs. Because of the way he looks, he believes he is never destined to experience the true love of a woman. That lack of love in his life may change as he meets two women. The first is prostitute Marie Charlet, who he saves from imprisonment in a white knight act. Their relationship ends up being a turbulent one, the downs where each feels the need to hurt the other ...

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  • 10 Apr 1953 Released:
  • 15 Jun 2004 DVD Release:
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  • Pierre La Mure (novel), Anthony Veiller (screenplay), John Huston (screenplay) Writer:
  • John Huston Director:
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