IMDb > Long Fliv the King (1926)

Long Fliv the King (1926) More at IMDbPro »


Overview

User Rating:
6.7/10   127 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Down 17% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Director:
Writer:
H.M. Walker (titles)
(more)
Contact:
View company contact information for Long Fliv the King on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
13 June 1926 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
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 »
User Reviews:
Good Comedy With Some Hilarious Moments See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (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)
Sammy Brooks ... (uncredited)
Helen Gilmore ... Helga's Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)
Lon Poff ... (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


Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies

Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

Movie Connections:
Remake of His Royal Slyness (1920)See more »

FAQ

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
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.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (6 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Long Fliv the King (1926)

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
Black Magic The Adorable Deceiver The Royal Rodeo Adventurous Knights The Princess Bride
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Short section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.