Lust for Life1956

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Lust for Life
Directed by:
George Cukor and Vincente Minnelli

Starring Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald, Pamela Brown, Everett Sloane and Niall MacGinnis, "Lust for Life" (also known as "Vincent van Gogh - Ein Leben in Leidenschaft", "Brama di vivere") is a Biography/Drama film directed by George Cukor & Vincente Minnelli, and written by Norman Corwin (screenplay), released on September 17 of 1956 in the USA.

Who directed "Lust for Life":

Lust for Life was directed by George Cukor and Vincente Minnelli.

George Cukor was an American director. Before directing Lust for Life, he had directed Bhowani Junction, released in 1956, It Should Happen to You (1954), The Actress (1953), Pat and Mike (1952), The Marrying Kind (1952), and The Model and the Marriage Broker (1951). Since, George Cukor directed Les Girls, released in 1957, Wild Is the Wind (1957), Hot Spell (1958), Heller in Pink Tights (1960), Song Without End (1960), and Let's Make Love (1960).

Vincente Minnelli was an American director. Before Lust for Life, he had directed Kismet, released in 1955, The Cobweb (1955), Brigadoon (1954), The Long, Long Trailer (1954), The Band Wagon (1953), and The Story of Three Loves (1953). Since, Vincente Minnelli directed Tea and Sympathy, released in 1956, Designing Woman (1957), Gigi (1958), The Reluctant Debutante (1958), Some Came Running (1958), and Home from the Hill (1960).

What was the release date of "Lust for Life":

Lust for Life was first released on Monday, September 17, 1956, in the United States.. This was sixty-three (63) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, November 24, 2004 in France and on Saturday, April 20, 1957 in Germany.

What is the casting of "Lust for Life":

At the casting of Lust for Life we find Kirk Douglas, previously seen in The Indian Fighter (1955) and Man Without a Star (1955); Anthony Quinn (Seven Cities of Gold (1955), Attila (1954)); James Donald (Beau Brummell (1954), The Net (1953)) [ more... ]

  • Niall MacGinnis, David Horne and Ronald Adam also appeared in The Day Will Dawn, released in 1942.
  • Niall MacGinnis, David Horne and Ronald Adam also appeared in Martin Luther, released in 1953.
  • Jeanette Sterke and Niall MacGinnis, Lionel Jeffries have all also be seen in The Nun's Story, released in 1959.

What is the Storyline of "Lust for Life":

Vincent van Gogh's mental illness engulfs, consumes, and finally destroys him. He fails at a religious career and then as a social activist in a coal mining town, returns home to his father's house where he is rejected by a woman he obsessively loves, takes up with a prostitute who leaves because he is too poor, and discovers painting, which he pursues while agonizing that his vision exceeds his ability to execute. His brother, Theo van Gogh, provides financial and moral support, while Vincent lives off [...]

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