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Lust for Life (17-Sep-1956)

Director: Vincente Minnelli

Writer: Norman Corwin

From novel: Lust for Life by Irving Stone

Music by: Miklos Rozsa

Producer: John Houseman

Keywords: Drama, Biography, Painting

Superior adaptation of Irving Stone's biographical novel of the tortured life of painter Vincent Van Gogh; MGM sat on the rights for the book since 1946, and only pressed forward after a successful 1955 art exhibition. The film is perhaps Kirk Douglas' finest role. Anthony Quinn won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor; received additional nominations for Best Actor, Best Adaptation, and Best Set Decoration.

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CAST

Kirk Douglas   ...   Vincent Van Gogh
Co-Starring
Anthony Quinn   ...   Paul Gauguin
James Donald   ...   Theo Van Gogh
Pamela Brown   ...   Christine
with
Everett Sloane   ...   Dr. Gachet
Niall MacGinnis   ...   Roulin
Noel Purcell   ...   Anton Mauve
Henry Daniell   ...   Theodorus Van Gogh
Madge Kennedy   ...   Anna Cornelia Van Gogh
Jill Bennett   ...   Willemien
Jeanette Sterke   ...   Kay
Lionel Jeffries   ...   Dr. Peyron
Laurence Naismith   ...   Dr. Bosman
Eric Pohlmann   ...   Colbert
Toni Gerry   ...   Johanna
Wilton Graff   ...   Rev. Stricker
Isobel Elsom   ...   Mrs. Stricker
David Horne   ...   Rev. Peeters
Noel Howlett   ...   Commissioner Van Den Berghe
Ronald Adam   ...   Commissioner De Smet
John Ruddock   ...   Ducrucq
Julie Robinson   ...   Rachel
David Leonard   ...   Camille Pissarro
William Phipps   ...   Emile Bernard
David Bond   ...   Seurat
Frank Perls   ...   Père Tanguy
Jay Adler   ...   Waiter
Laurence Badie   ...   Adeline Ravoux

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