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Le Million (1931)
Starring: Louis Allibert, Annabella, Raymond Cordy, Vanda Greville, Rene Lefevre, Paul Ollivier, Constantin Stroesco, Odette Talazac
Director: Rene Clair
Category: Classic, Foreign
Studio: Criterion
81 mins



An impoverished artist discovers he has purchased a winning lottery ticket at the time his creditors have come to collect.The problem is, the ticket is in his coat pocket...which is at his girfriend's apartment...who gave it to a man hiding from the police...who sells it to an opera singer to use it during his performance.By turns charming and inventive, Rene Clair's lyrical masterpiece had a profound impact on not only the Marx Brothers and Charlie Chaplin, but on the American Musical as a whole.


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