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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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.
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.