John Law and the Mississippi bubble

Canada, 1978

Film
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It was one of the most sensational get-rich-quick schemes heard of in a long time, but it eventually burst over the head of its originator, John Law. This “rags to riches to rags” story, in which the plan was to open a bank and exchange banknotes (paper!) for gold at wildly inflated share prices, ends when John Law, having been cleaned out as a result of a rush to cash in the notes, is left broke and broken-hearted. Animated by Richard Condie, Sharon Condie, Gordon Manson. Music by Patrick Godfrey. Sound by Bill Eakin and Ken Page. Voice and Narration by Stanley Jackson. (Award: Tampare)

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Credits

producer

Jerry Krepakevich

production company

National Arts Board of Canada

director

Richard Coombe

Duration

00:09:40:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1978

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

014590

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Preservation Print (Section 5)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Limited Access Print (Section 2)

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