Moulin Rouge'John Huston (1952) DVD, New & Sealed.
It's colorful, it's inspiring, it's striking....it's an artwork come to life. 'Moulin Rouge' is an extremely well-made movie about the life of the famous French painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. The first time I saw this movie it automatically became one of my all-time favorites. John Huston, the director of this movie, did an excellent job in depicting the life of Toulouse-Lautrec, a painter who lived a life of hardships yet became one of the most respected painters in the world. The twenty minute opening sequence is outstanding, showing a night at the Moulin Rouge, with its diverse performers. The sets throughout the whole movie are wonderful; you get to see everything from the brightly-lighted Moulin Rouge to the dark alleys of late 19th century Paris. The cinematography is just as wonderful; the shots perfectly capture the dance sequences. The performances are amazing. Jose Ferrer is great in the lead role. In fact, he plays two roles: as the painter Toulouse-Lautrec, and the painter's father--two great performances in one. Also, the actress named Collette Marchand gives a fantastic performance, playing the prostitute named Marie in the movie. Furthermore, it was interesting to see a then-young Zsa Zsa Gabor in this movie. She was actually pretty when she was young. I think that the most notable thing about this movie is how the director focused on Toulouse-Lautrec's sadness. In his moments of deep sadness, the painter was able to produce some of his greatest works of art....in spite of his alcoholism and his overall gloomy life, he made some very colorful paintings. 1952 was a very interesting and noteworthy year for movies. This movie was one of the motion picture highlights from that year.
Director: John Huston
José Ferrer .... Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and The Comte de Toulouse-Lautrec
Zsa Zsa Gabor .... Jane Avril
Suzanne Flon .... Myriamme Hayam
Claude Nollier .... Countess de Toulouse-Lautrec
Katherine Kath .... La Goulue (Moulin Rouge performer)
Muriel Smith .... Aicha (Moulin Rouge performer)
Mary Clare .... Madame Louet
Walter Crisham .... Valentin Dessosse (Moulin Rouge performer)
Lee Montague .... Maurice Joyant
Jim Gérald .... Pere Cotelle
Georges Lannes .... Police Sgt. Patou
Harold Kasket .... Zidler (Moulin Rouge owner)
Maureen Swanson .... Denise de Frontiac
Tutte Lemkow .... Aicha's partner
Jill Bennett .... Sarah (Moulin Rouge bartender)
Coding: All Region Code / NTSC Format
Video: 4:3 Fullscreen
Audio: Dolby Digital / AC 3 / 5.1 Surround Sound
Subtitles: English & Chinese (All Removable)
Runtime: 119 mins.