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John Law and the Mississippi Bubble

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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.

1979, 09 min 40 s

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Best Animated Film
International Film Festival
February 13 to 17 1980, Tampere - Finland