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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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A MERRY WHIRL of DAZZLING PARISIAN BACK-STAGE LIFE (Print Ad- Greenfield Recorder, ((Greenfield, Mass.)) 1 August 1929)

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Drama

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Feature film debut of Ray Milland. See more »

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Personally directed by E.A. Dupont See more »

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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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Dupont's final silent is a strongly directed classic.
4 July 2001 | by rsoonsaSee all my reviews

Ewald Dupont's final silent effort is one of his best combining firmly controlled direction and editing, highly stylized and innovative camerawork by Werner Brandes, along with a magnificent performance by the female lead, the great German actress Olga Tschechowa. Filmed in part at the Lido De Paris during an international review, the film is valuable to any who are deeply interested in social and cultural history as the Parisian scenes are fascinating and blend seamlessly with the scenario, which relates of a young French nobleman's erotic fascination for an actress, the mother of his betrothed. Although the plot is essentially melodrama, we are never far from the perception of reality, as Dupont does not permit whim to his actors, with the result that each glance and movement, if edited away, would reduce the effect of the story's progression. Cinematographer Brandes makes correct use of the Stanislavsky trained Tschechowa's striking features, since she is the linchpin of the film's considerable energy, although even the small roles in MOULIN ROUGE are handled in more than creditable fashion.


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Country:

UK

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

30 January 1929 (USA) See more »

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Leve livet See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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