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Reaching for the Moon (1917)

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A factory worker has always dreamed that he was meant for better things, to be rich and famous and in "the company of kings". One day he discovers that he is indeed the only heir to the ... See full summary »

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A factory worker has always dreamed that he was meant for better things, to be rich and famous and in "the company of kings". One day he discovers that he is indeed the only heir to the throne of a small European kingdom. However, there are forces at work who don't want him to survive to take the throne. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A Button factory worker dreams of walking with kings
23 December 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Alexis is a likeable Walter Mitty type, who constantly dreams of mixing with royalty. He has a love - Elsie, who listens to his dreams attentively. Alexis finds a very big surprise for him one morning - He's the last line of a Royal family and the successor to the throne of "Vulgaria"!!(An Austro/Italian/Hungarian monarchy). For anyone who saw "The Great Race" with Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon, they'll perhaps find the same sort of laughs from this film. - Reaching for the Moon isn't a comedy per-se but there are many humorous moments. I think the moral of the film is "America's democracy is better than anything that the European degenerates have". - Maybe they're right- but this film WAS made in the First World War, when anti Kaiser Wilhelm sentiment would have been at its greatest. I just saw this film tonight (for the first time) on my Standard 8 projector. - Somehow it looked the appropriate medium to view the film on...


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