Vibrant orange sunflowers. Rippling yellow grain, Trees bursting with white bloom. "The pictures come to me as in a dream," Vincent Van Gogh said. A dream that too often turned to life-shattering nightmare. Winner of Golden Globe and New York Film Critics Best Actor Awards, Kirk Douglas gives a fierce portrayal as the artist torn between the joyous inspiration of his genius and the dark desperation of his tormented mind. The obsessed Van Gogh painted the way other men breathe, driving away family and friends, including artist Paul Gauguin (1956 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winner Anthouny Quinn). Directed by Vioncente Minnelli and saturated with the hues of Van Gogh's sea, field and sky, "Lust for Life" captures the ecstasy of art. And the agony of one man's life.

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Lust for Life (1956)

Drama · 2h 2m · 9/15/1956

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Vibrant orange sunflowers. Rippling yellow grain, Trees bursting with white bloom. "The pictures come to me as in a dream," Vincent Van Gogh said. A dream that too often turned to life-shattering nightmare. Winner of Golden Globe and New York Film Critics Best Actor Awards, Kirk Douglas gives a fierce portrayal as the artist torn between the joyous inspiration of his genius and the dark desperation of his tormented mind. The obsessed Van Gogh painted the way other men breathe, driving away family and friends, including artist Paul Gauguin (1956 Best Supporting Actor Academy Award winner Anthouny Quinn). Directed by Vioncente Minnelli and saturated with the hues of Van Gogh's sea, field and sky, "Lust for Life" captures the ecstasy of art. And the agony of one man's life.

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Status

Released

Language

English

Country

United States

Production Company

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Part Of
Cast
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Kirk Douglas

Vincent Van Gogh
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Anthony Quinn

Paul Gauguin
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James Donald

Theo Van Gogh
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Pamela Brown

Christine
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Everett Sloane

Dr. Gachet
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Niall MacGinnis

Roulin
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Noel Purcell

Anton Mauve
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Henry Daniell

Theodorus Van Gogh
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Madge Kennedy

Anna Cornelia Van Gogh
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Jill Bennett

Willemien Van Gogh
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Lionel Jeffries

Doctor Peyron
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Laurence Naismith

Dr. Bosman
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Eric Pohlmann

Colbert
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Jeanette Sterke

Kay
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Toni Gerry

Johanna Van Gogh
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Wilton Graff

Rev. Stricker
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Isobel Elsom

Mrs. Stricker
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David Horne

Rev. Peeters
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Noel Howlett

Commissioner Van Den Berghe
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Ronald Adam

Commissioner De Smet
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John Ruddock

Ducrucq
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Julie Robinson

Rachel
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David Leonard

Camille Pissarro
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William Phipps

Emile Bernard
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David Bond

Georges Seurat
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Frank Perls

Pere Tanguy
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Jay Adler

Waiter
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Laurence Badie

Adeline Ravoux
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Ernestine Barrier

Jet (uncredited)
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Jerry Bergen

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (uncredited)
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Mitzi Blake

Elizabeth (uncredited)
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Betty Blythe

Dowager (uncredited)
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Paul Bryar

Inspector (uncredited)
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Henry Corden

Waiter (uncredited)
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Germaine Delbat

Figuration (uncredited)
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John Dodsworth

Handsome Man (uncredited)
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Claire Du Brey

Housekeeper (uncredited)
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Anthony Eustrel

Tersteeg (uncredited)
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Rex Evans

Durand-Ruel (uncredited)
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Alex Frazer

Con (uncredited)
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Roy Gordon

Elderly Gentleman (uncredited)
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Al Haskell

Concertina Player (uncredited)
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Fred Johnson

Cordan (uncredited)
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Len Lesser

Cartoonist (uncredited)
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George J. Lewis

Gendarme (uncredited)
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Norman MacGowran

Pier (uncredited)
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Mickey Maga

Jan (uncredited)
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Alec Mango

Dr. Rey (uncredited)
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Lynn Millan

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Belle Mitchell

Mme. Tanguy (uncredited)
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Milicent Patrick

Julie (uncredited)
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Gordon Richards

Customer (uncredited)
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Marion Ross

Sister Clothilde (uncredited)
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Delia Salvi

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Aaron Saxon

Louis (uncredited)
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Karen Scott

Bit Role (uncredited)
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Lester Sharpe

Doctor (uncredited)
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Betty Sinclair

Maid (uncredited)
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Ralph Smiley

Artist (uncredited)
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Marc Snow

Landlord (uncredited)
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Anthony Sydes

Cor (uncredited)
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Helen Van Tuyl

Elderly Customer (uncredited)
Crew
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Vincente Minnelli

Director
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Norman Corwin

Writer
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Irving Stone

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Lust for Life

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

1/31/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Lust for Life

(DVD)

6/25/2012

Disc Title Front Cover

Lust for Life

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

2/3/2015

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