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Pierre La Mure (novel)
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Release Date:
23 December 1952 (USA) See more »
The most startling and daring love story ever told! See more »
Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Won 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations See more »
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John Huston's Greatest See more (56 total) »


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José Ferrer ... Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec / Count Alphonse de Toulouse-Lautrec - his father

Colette Marchand ... Marie Charlet

Zsa Zsa Gabor ... Jane Avril

Suzanne Flon ... Myriamme Hayam
Claude Nollier ... Countess Adèle de Toulouse-Lautrec
Katherine Kath ... La Goulue
Muriel Smith ... Aicha
Mary Clare ... Marie Loubet
Walter Crisham ... Valentin le Desossé
Harold Kasket ... Charles Zidler
Georges Lannes ... Police Sergeant Patou
Lee Montague ... Maurice Joyant
Maureen Swanson ... Denise de Frontiac
Tutte Lemkow ... Aicha's Partner
Jill Bennett ... Sarah

Theodore Bikel ... King Milo IV of Serbia

Peter Cushing ... Marcel de la Voisier
Charles Carson ... Count Moïse de Camondo
Walter Cross ... Babare
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hilary Allen ... Cancan Dancer (uncredited)
Michael Balfour ... Dodo (uncredited)
Madge Brindley ... (uncredited)
Maria Britneva ... Woman Mistaken for Marie (uncredited)
Gaylord Cavallaro ... Handsome Young Man (uncredited)
Jacques Cey ... Girard (uncredited)
Alexis Chesnakov ... Doctor Grenier (uncredited)

Diane Cilento ... Midinette (uncredited)
Jean Claudio ... Drunken Reveller (uncredited)
Michèle Clément ... Young French Girl (uncredited)
Irissa Cooper ... Giselle (uncredited)
Ina De La Haye ... Middle-Aged Woman (uncredited)
Raf De La Torre ... Filibert (uncredited)
Francis De Wolff ... Victor (uncredited)
Pamela Deeming ... Midinette (uncredited)
Hugh Dempster ... Prim Englishman (uncredited)
Suzi Euzaine ... Lorette (uncredited)
Fernand Fabre ... General (uncredited)
Victor Fairley ... Specialist Doctor (uncredited)

Moyra Fraser ... Cancan Dancer (uncredited)
David Garth ... (uncredited)
Isabel George ... Lovely Companion (uncredited)
Anthony Gray ... (uncredited)
Everley Gregg ... Disgusted Woman at Salon (uncredited)
Jim Gérald ... Le père Cotelle (uncredited)
Peter Haddon ... Prim Englishman (uncredited)
Paul Homer ... Footman (uncredited)
Arthur Howard ... Dancing Master (uncredited)
Rupert John ... Chocolat (uncredited)
Barry Krost ... Henri as a Teenager (uncredited)
Jean Landier ... Louis Anquetin (uncredited)
Robert Le Fort ... François Gauzi (uncredited)

Christopher Lee ... Georges Seurat (uncredited)
Rene Leplat ... Writer (uncredited)
Sara Luzita ... Cancan Dancer (uncredited)
Margaret Maxwell ... (uncredited)
Richard Molinas ... (uncredited)
Aleta Morrison ... Cancan Dancer (uncredited)
Guy Moschen ... Delivery Boy (uncredited)
Sheila Nelson ... Cancan Dancer (uncredited)
Alex Nichols ... Telegraph Boy (uncredited)
Gerald Nodin ... Priest (uncredited)
Terence O'Regan ... Bébert (uncredited)
Jean Ozenne ... Félix (uncredited)
George Pastell ... Man at First Bar (uncredited)
Charles Perry ... (uncredited)

Eric Pohlmann ... Picard (uncredited)
Rene Poirier ... (uncredited)
Bernard Rebel ... Playwright (uncredited)
Charles Reynolds ... Drunken Provincial (uncredited)
Christopher Rhodes ... (uncredited)
Raymond Rollett ... Man at Salon (uncredited)
Maria Samina ... Cancan Dancer (uncredited)
Michael Seavers ... Artist (uncredited)
Mons. Tabourno ... Maitre d' at Pré Catelan (uncredited)

Tim Turner ... Artist (uncredited)
Mons. Valerbe ... Sommelier at Pré Catelan (uncredited)
John Van Dreelen ... Bit part (uncredited)
Friedrich von Ledebur ... Maitre d'Hotel at Maxim's (uncredited)
Christopher Warbey ... Boy in Dancing Class (uncredited)
Rita Webb ... Woman on Balcony Emptying Bucket (uncredited)
Donovan Winter ... Jane's Guardsman (uncredited)
Elwy Yost ... Moulin Rouge Customer (uncredited)

Directed by
John Huston 
Writing credits
Pierre La Mure (novel "Moulin Rouge")

Anthony Veiller (screenplay) &
John Huston (screenplay)

Produced by
Jack Clayton .... associate producer
John Huston .... producer (uncredited)
James Woolf .... producer (uncredited)
John Woolf .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Georges Auric 
Cinematography by
Oswald Morris 
Film Editing by
Ralph Kemplen 
Production Design by
Marcel Vertès (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Paul Sheriff 
Set Decoration by
Marcel Vertès (decor) (as Vertes)
Costume Design by
Julia Squire (uncredited)
Makeup Department
Eileen Bates .... hair stylist
Connie Reeve .... makeup artist (as Constance Reeve)
Production Management
Leigh Aman .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Adrian Pryce-Jones .... assistant director
Alec Gibb .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Jack N. Green .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Maurice Fowler .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Peter Mullins .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Jack Stevens .... set dresser (uncredited)
Elven Webb .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
George Fisher .... additional dubbing editor
E. Law .... sound recordist
A.E. Rudolph .... sound recordist
Eric Wood .... dubbing editor
Bob Jones .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Red Law .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Kevin McClory .... boom operator (uncredited)
George Stephenson .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Ernest Webb .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Judy Jordan .... matte painter (uncredited)
Wally Veevers .... matte effects (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Freddie Francis .... camera operator
Cyril J. Knowles .... camera operator: second unit (as Cyril Knowles)
Eddie Earp .... focus puller (uncredited)
Eric Gray .... still photographer (uncredited)
Arthur Lemming .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Dudley Lovell .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Alex Thomson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Norman Warwick .... camera operator: second unit (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Schiaparelli .... costume designer: Miss Gabor
Julia Squire .... costume supervisor
Marcel Vertès .... costumes (as Vertes)
Editorial Department
Eliot Elisofon .... special color consultant
Stan Hawkes .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Roy Hyde .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Terry Poulton .... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Lambert Williamson .... musical director
Other crew
Angela Allen .... continuity
Joan Bridge .... technicolor color consultant
William Chappell .... dance director
Ian Craig .... Technicolor technician
Elsie Foulstone .... dialogue coach
Robert Hessens .... special montage sequence
Splinters Deason .... continuity: second unit (uncredited)
Anne Douglas .... publicist (uncredited)
Julie Gibson .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Kevin McClory .... assistant: Mr. Huston (uncredited)
Marcel Ophüls .... assistant: Mr. Huston (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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119 min | West Germany:111 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Canada:PG | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-15 (2001) | France:U (re-release) | Hungary:14 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:Not Rated | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #16156) | West Germany:16 (nf)

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First film of Sir Christopher Rhodes.See more »
Miscellaneous: When Henri Lautrec arrives at the gallery for the showing of his pictures, as he 'walks' in, his shadow on the ground clearly shows Ferrar's legs tucked behind him as he walks, (in on his knees).See more »
Prudish woman:Are you Monsieur Joyant?
Maurice Joyant:Yes, madame.
Prudish woman:You should be arrested. To hang such a thing on your wall! Look at this woman. She is undressing, with a man looking on! Disgusting!
Henri:Forgive me, madame, the lady is not undressing, she is dressing. The gentleman happens to be her husband. They are celebrating their twenty-seventh wedding anniversary. They are going to have dinner with their oldest son. He is a taxidermist. I am appalled that you should thus malign these good people. It goes to prove what I have always maintained, that evil exists only in the eye of the beholder. I will thank you to stop looking at my pictures.
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25 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
John Huston's Greatest, 10 April 1999
Author: Hugh Peacock ( from London, England

This haunting and most beautiful of films is certainly John Huston's most underrated work. Having seen the film many years ago, I was astonished at how well the film has stood the test of time. The opening 20 minute Can-Can sequence is wonderfully vibrant and colourful and brilliantly captures the atmosphere, thus setting the tone for the great drama to follow. This story of the dwarfish artist Toulouse Lautrec is based on a novel by Pierre La Mure and set in 19th Century Montmartre. Jose Ferrer performs one of the greatest roles in cinema so convincingly and poignantly I was completely enthralled by this most moving of biopics. Colette Marchand as the prostitute is outstanding and Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing impress in small roles. Cinematography by Oswald Morris is some of the finest ever and brilliantly captures the atmosphere and the music by Georges Auric will have you whistling for weeks. This masterpiece should be reissued on the Big Screen and I would urge everyone who loves classic cinema to see it. Score: 10/10

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