This offbeat comedy from future Hollywood screwball director McCarey is about a princess who must find a husband in 24 hours or forfeit her throne. She quickly marries a condemned man--but the man is pardoned.

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A princess, in America on a shopping trip, receives a telegram that her father has died, and she will be the new Queen, but only if she gets married within 24 hours. Figuring it is safe, she marries a man about to be executed... Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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13 June 1926 (USA)  »

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Vive le roi  »

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Good Comedy With Some Hilarious Moments
28 February 2006 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This is a good and sometimes hilarious Charley Chase comedy, with some lively sequences that combine humor and action. The setup fits in rather well with Chase's style, and he is helped by a good supporting cast that includes Martha Sleeper, Max Davidson, Fred Malatesta, and (in a small role) Oliver Hardy. The good-natured, upbeat approach makes it work despite a really goofy premise and some slightly dated details.

Sleeper plays a princess who, as the result of a humorously implausible combination of circumstances, marries Chase's hapless character. They are opposed by a ruthless strongman (played by Malatesta), who plots to seize power for himself. The contrast between Chase, who just looks so good-natured, and Malatesta, who just looks slippery and untrustworthy, is used well. The highlight is the lengthy duel sequence, which is quite funny and often pretty creative.

Davidson's character is especially interesting, because it is so strongly stereotyped, yet he is inoffensive often quite amusing. In large part, this is because the character is treated kindly, and the laughs come with him, not at his expense. Davidson also gives a good performance that exaggerates the character to the right degree, openly acknowledging that it is a stereotype, and keeping it good-natured rather than mean-spirited. As one of the previous commentators also mentioned, Davidson steals more than one scene by the way that he handles his comic opportunities.


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