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Moulin Rouge (1928)

Not Rated | | Drama | 30 January 1929 (USA)
Parysia is the rage of Paris. She has a daughter, secretly engaged to Andre, and the boy's aristocratic father objects to the alliance because of Margaret's mother being a revue artist. ... See full summary »
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Cast overview:
Olga Tschechowa ... Parysia
Eve Gray Eve Gray ... Margaret
Jean Bradin Jean Bradin ... Andre
Georges Tréville ... Father
Marcel Vibert Marcel Vibert ... Marquis
Blanche Bernis Blanche Bernis ... Wardrobe Mistress
Ellen Pollock Ellen Pollock ... Girl
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Parysia is the rage of Paris. She has a daughter, secretly engaged to Andre, and the boy's aristocratic father objects to the alliance because of Margaret's mother being a revue artist. Director Ewald Andre Dupont took almost a year to make Moulin Rouge at a production cost of $500,000, a huge amount for 1928. Written by Anonymous

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Drama

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When the movie was premiered in Finland it was advertised the day before, September 30 1928, simply as Moulin Rouge in all the Finnish and Swedish language major newspapers in Finland that ran the ads. By the next weekend, October 7 1928, its advertisement in Hufvudstadsbladet, the largest Swedish language newspaper in Finland, had in brackets after the Moulin Rouge the movies Swedish title (Leve livet!) but also the Finnish language newspaper ads had in brackets after the main title an approximate Finnish translation of the Swedish title (Eläköön elämä!). By the next weekend October 14 1928 all the advertisements had dropped the translations again. See more »

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Personally directed by E.A. Dupont See more »

Soundtracks

Parysia
Music by John Reynders
Lyrics by André Lénéka and Henry Moreau
Performed by Olga Tschechowa, Jean Bradin and Eve Gray
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Decent but the plot does leave a bit to be desired.
24 March 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Moulin Rouge" is the sort of film you simply must accept for what it is--a modestly entertaining but silly film. It has the sort of plot that seems rather old fashioned and filled with holes.

When the film begins, a famous stage actress from the famed Moulin Rouge is thrilled to have a visit from her daughter. It seems the young lady is planning on getting married and the mother is happy for the couple. However, later when the mother is alone with the girl's fiancé, he suddenly declares his love for the mother! Weird, I know...and where all this goes is a bit far-fetched. It is exciting but kind of silly.

This film brings up lots of problems: why didn't the mother tell her daughter that the boyfriend was a creepy guy and why did the nightclub look NOTHING like anything from the Moulin Rouge (after all, everyone here had lots of clothes)? And, for that matter, why a black-face number?! It all is kind of silly (and a tad offensive) but did have really nice camera-work.


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Country:

UK

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

30 January 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Leve livet See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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