Cinema: The New Pictures, Jan. 5, 1953

Moulin Rouge (Romulus Films; United Artists) is a fictionalized biography of famed French Painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901). The son of a nobleman, Lautrec was crippled in childhood and grew up an ugly, aristocratic dwarf who tried, in cognac and in the brothels and bistros of Paris, to forget the pain in his legs and heart. When he died at 37, after a feverish lifetime that included a sojourn in a madhouse, he left behind him a vivid record of the lower depths of Paris, its harlots and hunted, defeated and disfigured, drawn...

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