French Cancan

Directed by Jean Renoir
1955    1h 42m    Not Rated
Romance, Comedy, Drama,
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.
Cast of French Cancan
  • Jean GabinHenri Danglard
  • Françoise ArnoulNini
  • María FélixLola
  • Anna AmendolaEsther Georges
  • Jean-Roger CaussimonBaron Walter
  • Dora DollLa Génisse
  • Giani EspositoPrince Alexandre
  • Gaston GabarocheOscar
  • Jacques JouanneauBidon
  • Jean ParédèsCoudrier
  • Franco PastorinoPaulo
  • Michèle PhilippeEleonore
  • Michel PiccoliLe Capitaine Valorgueil
  • Albert RémyBarjolin
  • France RocheBeatrix
  • Jean-Marc TennbergSavate
  • Valentine TessierMme. Olympe
  • Philippe ClayCasimir le Serpentin
  • Édith PiafEugénie Buffet
  • PatachouYvette Guilbert
  • Cora VaucaireEsther Georges (voice)
  • André ClaveauPaul Delmet
  • Mario JuillardBruno Balpe
  • Jean RaymondPaulus
  • Martine AlexisWoman (uncredited)
  • Claude ArnayDeuxième gommeux (uncredited)
  • Robert AuboyneauLe liftier (uncredited)
  • Bruno BalpMan (uncredited)
  • Maurice BarnayMan (uncredited)
  • Laurence BatailleLa Pygmée (uncredited)
  • Claude BerriUn jeune homme à l'inauguration (uncredited)
  • Dorothée BlanckWoman (uncredited)
  • Geneviève BujoldWoman (uncredited)
  • Léo CampionLe commandant (uncredited)
  • Jaque CatelainLe ministre (uncredited)
  • René-Jean ChauffardL'inspecteur de police (uncredited)
  • Jacques CironPremier gommeux (uncredited)
  • Max DalbanPatron de "La Reine Blanche" (uncredited)
  • Sylvine DelannoyTitine (uncredited)
  • Hubert DeschampsIsidore (uncredited)
  • Valentino GaravaniMan (uncredited)
  • Henri-Roland HercéMan (uncredited)
  • Jacques HillingLe chirurgien (uncredited)
  • Corinne JansenWoman (uncredited)
  • JedlinskaLa Gigolette (uncredited)
  • Lydia JohnsonMme. Guibolle (uncredited)
  • François JouxLe secrétaire (uncredited)
  • Maïa JusanovaWoman (uncredited)
  • Ursula Vian-KüblerUne danseuse de "La Reine Blanche" (uncredited)
  • Palmyre LevasseurUne blanchisseuse (uncredited)
  • Jacques MarinUn spectateur (uncredited)
  • Paul MerceyUn homme à l'inauguration (uncredited)
  • Anne-Marie MersenPaquita (uncredited)
  • Gaston ModotLe valet de Danglard (uncredited)
  • Pierre MoncorbierL'huissier (uncredited)
  • Annik MoriceThérèse (uncredited)
  • Jean MortierLe gérant de l'hôtel (uncredited)
  • Michèle NadalBigoudi (uncredited)
  • André NumèsLe voisin (uncredited)
  • Pierre OlafRoberto (uncredited)
  • René PascalMan (uncredited)
  • André PhilipMan (uncredited)
  • PâqueretteMimi Prunelle (uncredited)
  • Jean SylvèreLe groom (uncredited)
  • Rosy VarteHabituée du café (uncredited)
French Cancan Reviews

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