Satirical comedy about two ex-convicts, one escapes jail and works his way up from salesman to factory owner, where he oversees a highly mechanized operation, so much so that his workers are reduced to mere automatons. Fearful of being exposed over his past, at first by his friend and later by another gangster, the owner chooses to give his factory to the workers, then escapes with his friend to the freedom of the open road.
(France, 1931, B&W, 83 mins, dir. Rene Clair, with Raymond Cordy & Henri Marchand, French with English subtitles) (#12795)
|add a comment|