If I Were King (1938)

NR 09/28/1938 (US) AdventureHistory 1h 41m
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His Love-Making Was as Dangerous as His Sword-Play


King Louis XI masquerades as a commoner in Paris, seeking out the treachery he is sure lurks in his kingdom. At a local tavern, he overhears the brash poet François Villon extolling why he would be a better king. Annoyed yet intrigued, the King bestows on Villon the title of Grand Constable. Soon Villon begins work and falls for a lovely lady-in-waiting, but then must flee execution when the King turns on him.

  1. Frank Lloyd


  2. Preston Sturges


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  1. Ronald Colman

    Ronald Colman

    François Villon

  2. Basil Rathbone

    Basil Rathbone

    King Louis XI

  3. Frances Dee

    Frances Dee

    Katherine de Vaucelles

  4. Ellen Drew

    Ellen Drew


  5. C. V. France

    C. V. France

    Father Villon

  6. Henry Wilcoxon

    Henry Wilcoxon

    Captain of the Watch

  7. Heather Thatcher

    Heather Thatcher

    The Queen

  8. Stanley Ridges

    Stanley Ridges

    Rene de Montigny

  9. Bruce Lester

    Bruce Lester

    Noel de Jolys

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If I Were King
If I Were King

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Original Language English

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