Le million / The Million (1931) DVD5 Criterion Collection
Set in a charming, fairy-tale Paris, Le Million's zig-zagging plot involves Michel (Rene Lefevre), a starving artist and unapologetic womanizer, who never seems to paint or sculpt, because he's too busy fleeing his creditors and juggling his romantic conquests. Michel sees a reprieve from his daily woes (at least the financial ones) when he realizes the lottery ticket he has purchased is worth a million florins. Unfortunately, the winning ticket is in the pocket of a jacket that his fiancee (Annabella) has given to a fleeing criminal named Grandpa Tulip (Paul Ollivier). Thus is set in motion a complex series of flights and pursuits, as Michel -- and his envious best friend Prosper (Louis Allibert) -- dash through the streets of Paris, searching for the jacket as it is passed through the hands of a network of comical characters.

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:21:21 | 4.24 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Francais
Subtitles: English
Genre: Musical, Comedy

Director: Rene Clair
Cast: Annabella, Rene Lefevre, Jean-Louis Allibert, Paul Ollivier, Constantin Siroesco
Country: France

• A gallery of production photos
• A rare American television interview with Rene Clair

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