Lust for Life


Lust for Life Review

Workmanlike and dutifully impressed with everything about Vincent Van Gogh, Vincente Minelli's Lust for Life is really more a Lust for Kirk Douglas, with Kirk trying his best to embody the tortured painter. Much is made of the whole ear-lopping incident along with Van Gogh's friendship with Gauguin, but Lust comes off too much like a linear history and less a movie full of character and mystique. It's all very pretty for a 1950s production, but little of it bears the energy it promises in its title.
Lust for Life

Facts and Figures

Run time: 122 mins

In Theaters: Saturday 15th September 1956

Distributed by: MGM

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 100%
Fresh: 10

IMDB: 7.4 / 10

Cast & Crew


Starring: as Vincent Van Gogh, as Paul Gauguin, as Theo Van Gogh, as Christine, as Dr. Gachet, as Roulin, as Anton Mauve, as Theodorus Van Gogh, Madge Kennedy as Anna Cornelia Van Gogh, as Willemien, Lionel Jeffries as Dr. Peyron, as Dr. Bosman, Eric Pohlmann as Colbert