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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

    Director

  2. Preston Sturges

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  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

    Huguette

  5. C.V. France

    C.V. France

    Father Villon

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If I Were King
If I Were King

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Status Released

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  • September 28, 1938
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 41m

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