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Release Date:
13 June 1926 (USA) See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Good Comedy With Some Hilarious Moments See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Charley Chase ... Charles Chase
Martha Sleeper ... Princess Helga of Thermosa
Max Davidson ... Warfield

Oliver Hardy ... The Prime Minister's Assistant
Fred Malatesta ... Hamir of Uvocado - the Prime Minister
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Aasen ... Giant Swordsman (uncredited)
Helen Gilmore ... Helga's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)

Directed by
Leo McCarey 
Writing credits
H.M. Walker (titles)

Charles Alphin  story (uncredited)

Produced by
Hal Roach .... producer (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Floyd Jackman (photographed by)
Film Editing by
Richard C. Currier (edited by) (as Richard Currier)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
H.W. Scott .... assistant director (uncredited)
Music Department
Brian Collins .... musician: clarinet (2005)
Kevin Johnson .... musician: cello (2005)
Dawn Kramer .... musician: trumpet (2005)
Rodney Sauer .... musician: piano (2005)
Rodney Sauer .... score compiler (2005)
Britt Swenson .... musician: violin (2005)
Other crew
F. Richard Jones .... supervising director
Crew believed to be complete

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Also Known As:
22 min | 25 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Remake of His Royal Slyness (1920)See more »


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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Good Comedy With Some Hilarious Moments, 28 February 2006
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

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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