Le Million

Classic early René Clair, this is the one about a hunt for a lost lottery ticket which ends in a football scrimmage on an opera stage, foresh adowing A Night at the Opera. It features asynchronous sound and other experimental devices of the time. Luckily it's lively enough to survive the worst textbook bromides: the playing, the delightful music, and the dialogue (half-sung, half-spoken) all mesh together in a way no one but Clair ever quite matched.

Release details

Duration: 89 mins

Cast and crew

Director: René Clair
Screenwriter: René Clair
Cast: René Lefèvre
Annabella
Louis Allibert
Vanda Gréville
Paul Ollivier
Odette Talazac
Raymond Cordy