Moulin Rouge

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Lumpish biopic, historically laughable as it pursues Hollywood's perennial view of the artist as solitary and star-crossed in both life and love. What taste can do, Huston does, abetted by Paul Sheriff's set designs and some fine colour camerawork from Oswald Morris. But playing Toulouse Lautrec on his knees, Ferrer could equally well be begging for mercy from the script. Best bit is the first reel, which evokes the spirit of Paris in the Naughty Nineties in a swirling mass of colour and movement.

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Duration: 123 mins

Cast and crew

Director: John Huston
Screenwriter: Anthony Veiller, John Huston
Cast: José Ferrer
Colette Marchand
Suzanne Flon
Zsa Zsa Gabor
Katherine Kath
Eric Pohlmann
Christopher Lee
Peter Cushing
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