New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

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April 19, 2002 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(French, 1931, 83 minutes, b&w, video)
(In French with English subtitles)

Directed by René Clair
Starring Louis Allibert, Annabella, Raymond Cordy, Vanda Gréville

René Clair adapted Georges Berr's musical comedy about an artist and his friends searching for a stolen jacket that contains a winning lottery ticket. The actors sing much of their dialogue in the whimsical, innovative film.

"A charming, whimsical, innovative gem from (director) Clair." - Leonard Maltin, TV Movies & Video Guide