John Law and the Mississippi Bubble

Directed by Richard Condie - 1978

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.

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Produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).
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