Bonne Chance (1935)

Genres - Comedy, Drama  |   Run Time - 75 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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"Renaissance man" filmmaker Sacha Guitry had only two films under his belt when he directed the capricious Bonne Chance (Good Luck). Guitry stars as Claude, an artist who splits a national lottery ticket with the gorgeous Marie (Jacqueline Delubac). Miracle of miracles, the couple wins a million francs, which they decide to lavish on a vacation. Since Marie is engaged to be married, Claude suggests that they pose as brother and sister for propriety's sake. Meanwhile, the girl's fiancé undergoes all sorts of hardships in the army, so he's hardly in a receptive mood when he discovers that Marie and Claude have been enjoying themselves -- and that they've fallen in love with each other. Setting a precedent for all Guitry films to follow, Bonne Chance was heavily censored in the U.S., robbing the film of much of its charm and satiric bite.

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France, lottery, vacation, widow/widower, wife, winner