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.
Did You Know?
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
Personally directed by E.A. Dupont See more
Music by John Reynders
Lyrics by André Lénéka and Henry Moreau
Performed by Olga Tschechowa
, Jean Bradin
and Eve Gray See more