Picks and Pans Review: Gauguin the Savage

UPDATED 04/28/1980 at 01:00 AM EDT Originally published 04/28/1980 at 01:00 AM EDT

CBS (9-11:30 p.m. ET)
Despite excellent performances by Lynn Redgrave as the wife of the great French artist and by Barrie Houghton as his friend Vincent Van Gogh, this TV film is more trivialization than tribute. The European and Tahitian locations are gorgeous. But Paul Gauguin, as played by David Carradine, seems less a genius driven to Tahiti to paint than a sour, randy bore anxious to escape a bourgeois wife and five children. David should see Olivier's performance as the Gauguin character in the 1959 TV version of The Moon and Sixpence.

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