Monday, August 29, 2016

Le Million 1931

     Many impatient creditors are hounding Michel.  He is an artist in Paris and his income is meager.  Michel gets wonderful news when he learns from a newspaper that he has a winning Dutch lottery ticket for a million florins.  He’s not sure of the conversion rate but this will be more money than he has ever had in his life!!  The ticket is in his jacket pocket but he learns his fiancée Beatrice gave the jacket to a stranger.  All his creditors are expecting Michel to find this ticket.  Michel’s best friend Prosper is hoping to get some kind of split from the ticket.  He also had a lottery ticket but his number was not the winner.
     This movie may be at the top or at least in the top three of my most ridiculous movies list!!  All of a sudden there are songs and there is a LOT of running back and forth trying to find the ticket.  There are many subplots moving along with the plot of the ticket.  I am surprised I was able to stick it out to the end!!  2 ½* (This movie is just so-so)

81 min, Musical directed by Rene Clair with Annabella, Rene Lefevre, Jean-Louis Allibert, Paul Ollivier, Constantin Siroesco, Raymond Cordy.

Note:  Imdb 7.6 out of 10, 100% critic 83% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon 4.5* out of 5* with 15 reviews.
Special Note:  This film is included in the 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die by Steven Schneider??

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