About

Debt-ridden painter Michel is overcome with joy at discovering that he has just won 1 million florins in the Dutch lottery, but almost immediately, he discovers that his softhearted girlfriend, Béatrice, has given away his jacket containing the winning ticket to an elderly petty thief. Soon Michel, Beatrice and Michel's artistic rival, Prosper, are hurtling through the streets of Paris on the trai...

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Directed by

René Clair

Written by

René Clair (Writer)
Georges Berr (Theatre Play)
Marcel Guillemaud (Theatre Play)

Runtime

83 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Tagline

You MUST see it to know how indescribably clever and enormously "smart" a movie CAN be!

Cast

Keywords

musical based on play or musical farce black and white betrayal by friend winning lottery wild goose chase

Lists

#789 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?