Fifty Million Frenchmen is a musical comedy with music and lyrics by Cole Porter. It opened on Broadway in 1929. The title is a reference to the hit 1927 song, Fifty Million Frenchmen Can't Be Wrong, which compared free attitudes in 1920's Paris with censorship and prohibition in the United States.
The musical's plot is consistent with the standard boy-meets-girl plot of musical comedies of the first half of the twentieth century. Peter Forbes, a young American millionaire, journeys to Paris and bets his friends that he can live without his money for a month and, while doing so, get engaged to Looloo Caroll, a young woman he adores. The catch is that Peter has one month to throw their engagement party at the Chateau Madrid.
Trying to woo Looloo while penniless proves to be complicated . . . Come out to this great show to see if boy-really-does-get-girl!