John Law and the Mississippi Bubble

John Law and the Mississippi Bubble


                                    John Law and the Mississippi Bubble
| 9 min

In this animated short, Richard Condie offers up a history lesson about one of the most sensational get-rich-quick schemes that took place in France over 200 years ago. With economist John Law at the helm, the plan was to open a bank and exchange bank notes for gold at wildly inflated share prices to mask the fact that the country's gold had been depleted in the building of Louis XIV's palace. When the inevitable rush to cash in the notes takes place, poor John Law is left broke and broken-hearted.

For more background info on this film, visit the NFB.ca blog.

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Générique
  • réalisateur
    Richard Condie
  • producteur
    Jerry Krepakevich
  • producteur exécutif
    Michael Scott
    Kenneth Shere
  • scénario
    Stanley Jackson
  • narrateur
    Stanley Jackson
  • son
    William Eakin
  • montage
    William Eakin
  • son
    Ken Page
  • montage
    Ken Page
  • animation
    Richard Condie
    Sharon Condie
    Gordon Manson
  • musique
    Patrick Godfrey