French Cancan

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Nineteenth-century Paris comes vibrantly alive in Jean Renoir’s exhilarating tale of the opening of the world-renowned Moulin Rouge. Jean Gabin plays the wily impresario Danglard, who makes the cancan all the rage while juggling the love of two beautiful... read more

Nineteenth-century Paris comes vibrantly alive in Jean Renoir’s exhilarating tale of the opening of the world-renowned Moulin Rouge. Jean Gabin plays the wily impresario Danglard, who makes the cancan all the rage while juggling the love of two beautiful women—an Egyptian belly-dancer and a naive working girl turned cancan star. This celebration of life, art and the City of Light (with a cameo by Edith Piaf) is a Technicolor tour de force by a master of modern cinema.

Original Release

04/29/1955

US Release

04/16/1956

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Cast

Jean Gabin Henri Danglard
Françoise Arnoul Nini
Maria Felix Lola de Castro de la Fuente de Extremadura 'La Belle Abbesse' / Lola de Castro de la Fuente de Espramadura 'La Belle Abbesse'
Anna Amendola Esther Georges
Jean-Roger Caussimon Baron Walter
Dora Doll La Génisse
Giani Esposito Prince Alexandre
Michel Piccoli Le Capitaine Valorgueil
Édith Piaf Eugénie Buffet
Gaston Gabaroche Oscar, le pianiste
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Jean Renoir

Writers

Jean Renoir, André-Paul Antoine

Cast

Jean Gabin Henri Danglard
Françoise Arnoul Nini
Maria Felix Lola de Castro de la Fuente de Extremadura 'La Belle Abbesse' / Lola de Castro de la Fuente de Espramadura 'La Belle Abbesse'
Anna Amendola Esther Georges
Jean-Roger Caussimon Baron Walter
Dora Doll La Génisse
Giani Esposito Prince Alexandre
Michel Piccoli Le Capitaine Valorgueil
Édith Piaf Eugénie Buffet
Gaston Gabaroche Oscar, le pianiste
Henri-Roland Hercé Bit Part
Hubert Deschamps Isidore, le garçon de café
Jacques Ciron Premier gommeux
Jean-Marc Tennberg Savate
Jean Raymond Paulus
Jean Sylvère Le groom
Léo Campion Le commandant
Martine Alexis Bit Part
Maurice Barnay Extra
Maïa Jusanova Bit Part

Producers

Louis Wipf Producer

Editors

Borys Lewin

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