The story follows an escaped convict who schemes to becomes a wealthy businessman, only to be foiled by another con who shows up when everything is going well. There is much singing (and little dialogue otherwise) and dancing en route to the rise of the movie's theme, a lambasting of technology and modernization (or else it's a celebration of the legendary French laziness, you be the judge). It's ground that Charlie Chaplin would explore five years later in Modern Times -- earning him a plagiarism lawsuit in the process. (Clair's production company would eventually lose the suit as it was dismissed during the chaos of WWII, as is revealed on bonus materials on the Liberté DVD.)
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