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Moulin Rouge (1934)

A singer marries a famous composer, and after a while she gets the itch to go back on the stage. However, her husband won't let her. When she hears that a popular French singer named "... See full summary »


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Credited cast:
Constance Bennett ... Helen Hall / Raquel
Franchot Tone ... Douglas Hall
Tullio Carminati ... Victor Le Maire
Helen Westley ... Mrs. Morris
Andrew Tombes ... McBride
Russ Brown Russ Brown ... Joe
Hobart Cavanaugh ... Drunk
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Vet Boswell ... Vet Boswell
Ivan Lebedeff ... Ramon
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A singer marries a famous composer, and after a while she gets the itch to go back on the stage. However, her husband won't let her. When she hears that a popular French singer named "Raquel" is coming to New York, she decides to go to Raquel with a plan--unbeknownst to her husband, "Raquel" is actually her sister, and her plan is for them to switch places so she can fulfill her dream of going back on the stage. However, things don't go quite as planned. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Comedy | Musical







Release Date:

19 January 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Het meisje van de Moulin Rouge See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

20th Century Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tullio Carminatti appeared on Broadway the year before this film was made in the Jerome Kern-Oscar Hammerstein musical Music in the Air. See more »


Douglas Hall: We understand each other now, don't we, dear?
Helen Hall: Yes. Love conquers all I suppose.
Victor Le Maire: Then there is no further question about the singing?
Douglas Hall: None whatever. We're never going to mention it again. The way I feel about it is just because Helen was in a little act that played a few weeks...
Helen Hall: 38 straight weeks, my sweetheart...
Douglas Hall: Eight or nine years ago...
Helen Hall: Five years ago, my precious. Exactly five...
Douglas Hall: Oh, it was more than that, darling...
Helen Hall: Five, my wonder man. We've been married four and it was the year before ...
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Featured in The Voice That Thrilled the World (1943) See more »


Coffee in the Morning and Kisses in the Night
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Constance Bennett at audition
Reprised by Constance Bennett with Russ Columbo and also The Boswell Sisters in the show finale
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Much like a bad sit-com plot....one with the identical stranger cliché!
29 November 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Despite the title, this film has nothing to do with either the biography of Toulouse-Lautrec nor the famous musical. Instead, it's a silly and forgettable comedy starring Constance Bennett and Franchot Tone. While I love old films, I had a real difficult time enjoying this one.

When the film begins, you learn that Helen (Bennett) loves her husband, Douglas (Tone), but longs to go back on stage. Some time ago, she was the other half of an act...but he insists (like most men of his day) that she stay home and be his dutiful wife. But she decides to play a trick on him when she learns her old partner Raquel (also Bennett) is coming to America. As the two are identical strangers and equally talented, she asks Raquel to let her pretend to be her to see how Douglas reacts. Naturally, she is a perfect duplicate for Raquel in every way and she's a success...but it also appears as if Douglas is ready to now dump his wife for Raquel!

The film's success all depends on the audience's ability to accept a very bad (in my opinion) cliché--the identical stranger. Shows like "I Dream of Jeanie", "Bewitched" and "The Patty Duke Show" all devoted much of their content to this sort of plot device...and in many ways the film comes off more like a bad 60s sitcom than a movie someone would actually pay to see. Additionally, way too much uninteresting music made this one a chore to finish. Not among the actors' best work, that's for sure.

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