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Moulin Rouge is an American Pre-Code musical film released on January 19, 1934 by United Artists, starring Constance Bennett and Franchot Tone. It contained the songs "Coffee in the Morning and Kisses in the Night," and "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" with music by Harry Warren and lyrics by Al Dubin. Lucille Ball appears in an uncredited role as a show girl in the film.[1] It has no relation to any other films of/with the same name. The cast also includes Tullio Carminati, Helen Westley, Russ Brown, Hobart Cavanaugh and Georges Renavent.[1]

Moulin Rouge
Moulin Rouge poster 1934.jpg
Film poster
Directed bySidney Lanfield
Produced byWilliam Goetz
Raymond Griffith
Darryl F. Zanuck
StarringConstance Bennett
Franchot Tone
Music byAlfred Newman
CinematographyCharles Rosher
Edited byLloyd Nibley
Lloyd Nosler
Production
company
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • January 19, 1934 (1934-01-19)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

The film was Twentieth Century Pictures's fourth most popular movie of the year.[2]

CastEdit

SoundtrackEdit

  • "The Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Performed by Constance Bennett in rehearsal
Reprised by Constance Bennett and chorus in the show finale
  • "Coffee in the Morning and Kisses in the Night"
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Constance Bennett at audition
Reprised by Constance Bennett with Russ Columbo and also The Boswell Sisters in the show finale
  • "Song of Surrender"
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Al Dubin
Sung by Tullio Carminati while playing the piano

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Moulin Rouge (1934) full cast and credits at IMDB
  2. ^ THE YEAR IN HOLLYWOOD: 1984 May Be Remembered as the Beginning of the Sweetness-and-Light Era By DOUGLAS W. CHURCHILL.HOLLYWOOD. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, NY], December 30, 1934, p. X5.

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