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Le Million / The Million


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  Le Million  / The Million Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
8.73 /10
 
Starring
Annabella, Rene Lefevre, Paul Oliver
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Directed by: Rene Clair
Written by: Rene Clair from Georges Berr's and M. Guillemaud's musical play

 
 
 
Released: 1930
   
Genre: MUSICAL
FOREIGN
COMEDY
   
Origin: France
   
Length: 89
 
 


 
Poor artist (Rene Lefevre) loses winning lottery ticket and scours Paris to find it.

Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Dated but delightful escapism which made Clair's international reputation. The musical numbers are beautifully integrated into the plot - which may not seem unusual now, but certainly was in 1930. The film's success proved influential on the course of the modern musical; and the chase sequence in the opera house was later imitated by the Marx Brothers in A Night At The Opera.

"I wanted an atmosphere of foolishness... We put gauze between the actors and the sets, which created an illusion of unreality."
(Rene Clair)



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