By turns charming and inventive, René Clair’s lyrical masterpiece about the journey of a winning lottery ticket 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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Amazing, innovative, musical, magical, refreshing. The sequence where Michel and Béatrice sit on stage, hidden behind the decor as the opera singers both narrate and inform their interactions, is a mini-movie masterpiece in itself.
René Clair is a little forgotten nowadays but his filmography should clearly be rediscovered. LE MILLION is a musical comedy with lots of inventions. Clair uses to perfection artificial noises in order to underline the action.This film is a feelgood movie you have to add ro your library. Highly recommended.