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Notable as: DramaSub-Category: Historical period drama, Biographical film, DramaNarrative location: NetherlandsRuntime: 122 minutesColor: colorLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: Vincente Minnelli, George CukorScreenwriter: Norman Corwin, Irving StoneMusic: Miklós RózsaCinematography: Russell Harlan, Freddie YoungStars: Anthony Quinn, Kirk Douglas, James Donald, Noel Purcell, Madge Kennedy, Jill Bennett, Henry Daniell, Pamela Brown, Everett Sloane, Niall MacGinnis Producer: John HousemanStudio: Metro-Goldwyn-MayerAwards won: Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Anthony Quinn)Award nominations: Academy Award for Best Actor (Kirk Douglas)
Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Color (E. Preston Ames)
Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay (Norman Corwin)
Award details: (details at IMDb)
Description

Lust for Life is a MGM biographical film about the life of the Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, based on the 1934 novel by Irving Stone and adapted by Norman Corwin. It was directed by Vincente Minnelli and produced by John Houseman. The film stars Kirk Douglas as Van Gogh, James Donald as his brother Theo, Pamela Brown, Everett Sloane, and Anthony Quinn, who won an Oscar for his performance as Van Gogh's fast friend and rival Paul Gauguin.


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