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The story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His hanging will be postponed for 24 hours, and in that time he must defeat the invading Burgundians and win the love of the beautiful Katherine.

  1. Ludwig Berger


  2. Ernst Lubitsch


  3. Herman J. Mankiewicz


Top Billed Cast

  1. Dennis King

    Dennis King

    Francois Villon

  2. Jeanette MacDonald

    Jeanette MacDonald


  3. O.P. Heggie

    O.P. Heggie

    King Louis XI

  4. Lillian Roth

    Lillian Roth


  5. Warner Oland

    Warner Oland


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The Vagabond King
The Vagabond King


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Status Released

Release Information

  • February 17, 1930


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 44m

Budget $1,200,000.00

Revenue -



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