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Moulin Rouge

MOVIE #15

Moulin Rouge (1934)

(featuring Lucille Ball as Chorus Show Girl)


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A remake of the silent film, "Her Sister From Paris", Moulin Rouge stars Constance Bennett in a dual role as twin French entertainers.

One is married to a songwriter (Franchot Tone), who doesn't want his wife to return to the stage. In order to hide the fact that she's gotten a job in a musical, the married sister poses as her unmarried twin, while the twin pretends to be the married one.

The husband attends the musical and falls madly in love with the leading lady never suspecting that she's his own wife. The married woman continues the ruse as a test of her husband's fidelity, and on and on it goes.

Special Notes: Moulin Rouge was withdrawn from circulation in the early 1950s to avoid confusion with the more famous Toulouse Lautrec biopic of the same name. Look for Lucille Ball in the nightclub scenes.

Movie #15
Film Date: 1934

Release Date: January 19, 1934
Film Type: comedy
Film Color: black/white
Studio: 20th Century/United Artiists
Film Length: 69 minutes

Director/Producer:
Sidney Lanfield (Director)
Darryl F. Zanuck (Producer)

Character Role:
Lucille Ball (Chorus Show Girl) (uncredited)

Supporting Cast:
Constance Bennett (Helen Hall/Racquel)
Franchot Tone (Douglas Hall)
Tullio Carminatti (Victor Le Maire)
Helen Westley (Mrs. Morris)
Andrew Tombes (McBride)
Russ Brown (Joe)
Hobart Cavanaugh (Drunk)
Georges Renevant (Frenchman
Fuzzy Knight (Eddie)
Ivan Lebedeff (Ramon)
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