Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Ma Pomme is not only the title of this charming Gallic comedy, but also the name of its principal character, a carefree tramp. As portrayed by Maurice Chevalier, Ma Pomme is a cheerful indigent who has voluntarily dropped out of the Mainstream, preferring to sing for his supper in the streets. His blissful no-responsibilities lifestyle is shattered when he falls heir to a fortune. After several "money is the root of all evil" negative experiences, Ma Pomme chucks his newfound wealth to return to the sort of life he loves best. Maurice Chevalier is evenly matched in the romantic department by Sophie Desmarets, cast as a world-weary golddigger.
bum, class [social], inheritance, lifestyle, singer