Lust for Life

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Lust for Life ★★★½ 1956

Absorbing, serious biography of Vincent Van Gogh, from his first paintings to his death. Remarkable for Douglas' furiously convincing portrayal. Featuring dozens of actual Van Gogh works from private collections. Based on an Irving Stone novel, produced by John Houseman. 122m/C VHS, DVD . Kirk Douglas, Anthony Quinn, James Donald, Pamela Brown, Everett Sloane, Henry Daniell, Niall MacGinnis, Noel Purcell, Lionel Jeffries, Jill Bennett; D: Vincente Minnelli; M: Miklos Rozsa. Oscars ‘56: Support. Actor (Quinn); Golden Globes ‘57: Actor—Drama (Douglas); N.Y. Film Critics ‘56: Actor (Douglas).