John Law and the Mississippi bubble

Canada, 1978

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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)



Richard Coombe


Jerry Krepakevich

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National Arts Board of Canada







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