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The King (1930)

 -  Short | Comedy  -  14 June 1930 (USA)
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The king is a juvenile dolt who tries the patience of the shrewish queen. While she's in the throne room awaiting him, he's outside playing with guns, drilling his soldiers, and dallying ... See full summary »

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The king is a juvenile dolt who tries the patience of the shrewish queen. While she's in the throne room awaiting him, he's outside playing with guns, drilling his soldiers, and dallying with the wife of a new minister. The queen catches him kissing her, her husband figures out that something fishy is going on, and the king tries his best to proceed with his plans for a night out. The queen contrives to keep him cuffed in the bedroom: king, queen, minister, and coquette end up in a game of musical beds. Will his royal highness get his night out? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Only fair...but far better than his early Roach shorts.
23 January 2011 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In 1929-1930, Harry Langdon made a string of rather unfunny shorts for Hal Roach Studios---and this is the last of them. Later, he'd return to the studio as a gag writer and occasional supporting actor (such as with Oliver Hardy in "Zenobia") but in between he worked with studios like Warner Brothers and Universal and had lengthier stints at Columbia and Monogram. It seems that the old Harry Langdon magic of the 1920s was gone and this appeared to have a lot to do with his bouncing about from studio to studio.

In this short, Harry is the very wimpy and henpecked King. The Queen (Thelma Todd) spends much of her time bossing him and slapping him about in front of his subjects. Now not all of this is because she's just mean--he's a terrible womanizer (with Thelma as a wife?!). So, she decides to handcuff him to her so she can keep an eye on him--a plan that doesn't work particularly well.

While this is only a fair comedy, it and some of the latter ones from Roach had shown a lot of improvement. Sadly, however, as the last of these films he would not take advantage of this positive momentum.


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