Le million

Le million

Directed by René Clair • 1931 • France

An impoverished artist discovers he has purchased a winning lottery ticket at the very moment his creditors come to collect. The only problem is, the ticket is in the pocket of his coat. . . which he left at his girlfriend's apartment. . . who gave the coat to a man hiding from the police. . . who sells the coat to an opera singer who uses it during a performance. By turns charming and inventive, René 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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Le million
  • Le million

    Directed by René Clair • 1931 • France

    An impoverished artist discovers he has purchased a winning lottery ticket at the very moment his creditors come to collect. The only problem is, the ticket is in the pocket of his coat. . . which he left at his girlfriend's apartment. . . who gave the co...

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  • René Clair on LE MILLION

    Jim MacAndrew’s interview with director René Clair was televised live in November 1959. With the cooperation of the New York State Education Department, the program aired on only a small number of stations. A 16 mm kinescope copy was made directly from the broadcast feed.