Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge (1952)

The year is 1899, and Christian, a young English writer, has come to Paris to follow the Bohemian revolution taking hold of the city's drug and prostitute infested underworld. And nowhere is the thrill of the underworld more alive than… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 23, 1952
DVD Release Date: June 15, 2004
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The film is so visually stimulating, it is impossible to look away.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

A beautifully shot, measured movie that never really builds up enough sympathy for Lautrec to really move viewers.

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Steve Crum

Atmospheric drama with superior performance by Ferrer in lead. Great period set design, costumes.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

only lightly touches Montmartre's edgier lifestyle, but credibly renders a serviceable biopic of its prototypical artist.

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Flixster Audience Score: 90% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Technicolor is a wonderful way to highlight Toulouse-Lautrec's work which the film does well and Zsa Zsa is fun in what is probably her best role. However… More
Cindy I
Excellent biopic of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec, the turn of the century painter whose legs were deformed by a childhood accident, leaving him essentially a dwarf.… More
Aj V
I'll admit I like the new Moulin Rouge movie better than this one. This movie is sort of a historical drama, but I'm not sure how true it is to… More
Michael Gildea
Eye candy. Otherwise singing people freak me out.
Luke Baldock
A wonderful companion piece to the more recent version and completely opposite in terms of tone. Ferrer is fantastic as Lautrec and the effects used to give the… More
Antony Stubbs
Showered with awards, Huston's Moulin Rouge is a gem. Unlike the Luhrmann version, Huston's story is centred around the diminutive Henri de… More

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