Jose Ferrer, on his knees, is Toulouse-Lautrec in John Huston’s 1952 film biography. Huston’s decision to shoot the film in Lautrec-tinted Technicolor was an obvious one (and the job is well done by Oswald Morris), but, like most obvious choices, it soon seems facile. After a striking opening sequence, the movie degenerates into stiff mimicry. The cross-reference here is Minnelli’s biography of van Gogh, Lust for Life, which takes the same idea to a much more evocative end. With Zsa Zsa Gabor (as Jane Avril) and Colette Marchand.