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Fictional account of French artist Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.

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Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec / Comte Alphonse de Toulouse-Lautrec
Jane Avril
Myriamme Hayam
Claude Nollier ...
Countess Adèle de Toulouse-Lautrec
Katherine Kath ...
Louise Weber aka La Goulue
Aicha / Singing Voice of Jane Avril
Madame Loubet
Valentin le Desossé
Harold Kasket ...
Charles Zidler
Sgt. Balthazar Patou
Maurice Joyant
Denise de Frontiac
Aicha's Partner
King Milo IV of Serbia
Marcel de la Voisier
Count Moïse de Camondo
Walter Cross ...
Marie Charlet
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hilary Allen ...
Cancan Dancer (uncredited)
Gene Anderson ...
Guardsman's Girl (uncredited)
Dodo (uncredited)
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Woman Mistaken for Marie (uncredited)
Alf Casha ...
Bum Heckling La Goulue (uncredited)
Gaylord Cavallaro ...
Handsome Young Man (uncredited)
Jacques Cey ...
Girard (uncredited)
Alexis Chesnakov ...
Doctor Grenier (uncredited)
Midinette (uncredited)
Jean Claudio ...
Drunken Reveller (uncredited)
Michèle Clément ...
Young French Girl (uncredited)
Irissa Cooper ...
Giselle (uncredited)
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)
Cancan Dancer (uncredited)
Man at Salon (uncredited)
Isabel George ...
Lovely Companion (uncredited)
Ursula Granville ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Anthony Gray ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
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)
Georges Seurat (uncredited)
Rene Leplat ...
Writer (uncredited)
Sara Luzita ...
Cancan Dancer (uncredited)
Margaret Maxwell ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Richard Molinas ...
Drunken Provincial (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)
Man at First Bar (uncredited)
Charles Perry ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Dido Plumb ...
Moulin Rouge Patron (uncredited)
Picard (uncredited)
Rene Poirier ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Bernard Rebel ...
Playwright (uncredited)
Charles Reynolds ...
Drunken Provincial (uncredited)
Christopher Rhodes ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Raymond Rollett ...
Man at Salon (uncredited)
Patricia Rowsell ...
Denise as a Child (uncredited)
Maria Samina ...
Cancan Dancer (uncredited)
Michael Seavers ...
Artist (uncredited)
Jean Serret ...
Art Dealer (uncredited)
Mons. Tabourno ...
Maitre d' at Pré Catelan (uncredited)
Patricia Thayers ...
Cancan Dancer (uncredited)
Artist (uncredited)
Mons. Valerbe ...
Sommelier at Pré Catelan (uncredited)
Minor Role (uncredited)
Marcel Vertès ...
Henri's Sketching Hand (uncredited)
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)
Victor's Friend (uncredited)
Elwy Yost ...
Moulin Rouge Customer (uncredited)

Directed by

John Huston

Written by

Pierre La Mure ... (novel "Moulin Rouge")
Anthony Veiller ... (screenplay) and
John Huston ... (screenplay)

Produced by

Jack Clayton ... associate producer
John Huston ... producer (uncredited)
James Woolf ... producer (uncredited)
John Woolf ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

Georges Auric

Cinematography by

Oswald Morris ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Ralph Kemplen

Editorial Department

Eliot Elisofon ... special color consultant
Stan Hawkes ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Roy Hyde ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Terry Poulton ... second assistant editor (uncredited)

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 ... hairdresser
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

E. Law ... sound recordist
A.E. Rudolph ... sound recordist
Eric Wood ... dubbing editor
George Fisher ... additional dubbing editor (uncredited)
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 ... cameraman: 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 ... costumes designed and executed by: Miss Gabor's
Julia Squire ... costume supervisor
Marcel Vertès ... costumes (as Vertes)

Music Department

Paul Dehn ... lyrics adaptd by
Jacques Larue ... original French lyric of "It's April Again" by
Lambert Williamson ... musical director

Script and Continuity Department

Angela Allen ... continuity
Splinters Deason ... continuity: second unit (uncredited)

Other crew

Joan Bridge ... Technicolor colour consultant
William Chappell ... dances director
Ian Craig ... Technicolor technician
Elsie Foulstone ... dialogue coach
Robert Hessens ... special montage sequence devised by
Robert Capa ... Stills Photographer (uncredited)
Anne Douglas ... publicist (uncredited)
Julie Gibson ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Fred Hymns ... production accountant (uncredited)
Kevin McClory ... assistant: Mr. Huston (uncredited)
Marcel Ophüls ... assistant: Mr. Huston (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Plot Summary

A fictionalized account of the latter part of the life of French artist Henri de Toulouse Lautrec (1864-1901) is presented, he who is arguably most renowned professionally for immortalizing the characters of the Paris can-can dance hall, the Moulin Rouge, on canvas. This phase of his story begins in 1890. Born into aristocracy, Toulouse-Lautrec moves to Paris to pursue his art as he hangs out at the Moulin Rouge where he feels like he fits in being a misfit among other misfits. His misfit status is due to his diminutive physical stature, his legs which were broken and stopped growing following a childhood fall down some stairs. Because of the way he looks, he believes he is never destined to experience the true love of a woman. That lack of love in his life may change as he meets two women. The first is prostitute Marie Charlet, who he saves from imprisonment in a white knight act. Their relationship ends up being a turbulent one, the downs where each feels the need to hurt the other with their core issues, namely Toulouse-Lautrec's disability and Marie's profession. The second is socialite Myriamme Hayam. In more indirect acts, Toulouse-Lautrec also ends up being her savior, one of those indirect acts being his painting, one which she has purchased, its subject making her reflect on what she sees as the troubles with her own life. Written by Huggo

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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • John Huston's Production Moulin Rouge (United Kingdom)
  • John Huston's Production Moulin Rouge (United States)
  • Мулен Руж (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
  • Мулен Руж (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Målaren på Moulin Rouge (Sweden)
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  • 119 min
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Budget $1,500,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $13,333,894

Did You Know?

Trivia José Ferrer was transformed into the short artist Toulouse-Lautrec by the use of camera angles, make-up, costume, concealed pits and platforms, and short body doubles. Ferrer also used a set of special knee pads of his own design which allowed him to walk on his knees with his lower legs strapped to his upper body. He suffered extreme pain and could only use them for short periods of time. The cane he used in most of his scenes was of absolute necessity. This fact was covered in a LIFE Magazine story in 1952. See more »
Goofs When Henri Lautrec arrives at the gallery for the showing of his pictures, as he 'walks' in, his shadow on the ground clearly shows Jose Ferrer's legs tucked behind him as he walks (on his knees). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in This Is My Song (1970). See more »
Soundtracks It's April Again See more »
Crazy Credits The opening credits play over some of Marcel Vertès's pastiche Lautrec drawings; the photography credits are superimposed over a picture of a photographer, and the music credits over a man playing piano. See more »
Quotes Jane Avril: Henri, my dear, we just heard you were dying. We simply had to say good-bye.
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