Directed by John Huston • 1952 • United States
Starring José Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Suzanne Flon
The bohemian decadence of fin de siècle Paris blazes to life in glorious Technicolor in John Huston’s evocative (albeit largely fictionalized) look at the life and world of celebrated painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. A magnificent José Ferrer stars as the tormented artist, whose paintings immortalized the spirit of the famed Moulin Rouge nightclub and whose turbulent relationship with a prostitute (Colette Marchand) leads him into ruin. Huston won the Silver Lion at the Venice Film Festival for his visually expressive direction, while the film garnered Oscars for best art direction and costume design.