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The Vagabond King (1930)

The story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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The Astrologer (as Thomas Ricketts)
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Christian J. Frank ...
Executioner
Elda Voelkel ...
Girl
Dorothy Davis ...
Brunette
Thora Waverly ...
Brunette
Cecile Cameron ...
Brunette
Jean Douglas ...
Blonde
Eugenia Woodbury ...
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The story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His hanging will be postponed for 24 hours, and in that time he must defeat the invading Burgundians and win the love of the beautiful Katherine. Written by Albert Sanchez Moreno <a.moreno@mindspring.com>

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Musical | Romance

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17 February 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der König der Vagabunden  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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(2-strip Technicolor)

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1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Ernst Lubitsch oversaw the retakes, including a battle montage near the end of the film, without credit. See more »

Connections

Version of The Vagabond King (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

Song of the Vagabonds
(reprise) (uncredited)
Music by Rudolf Friml
Lyrics by Brian Hooker
Sung by Dennis King and Chorus
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exciting, lots of fun for an 8 year old
3 February 2002 | by (baton rouge, la) – See all my reviews

I was 8 in 1930 so I saw it when it came out and it was exciting and even had a bit of color in it at the end; which no one had seen before. So from that vantage point, I love the fighting, right wins in the end, and huge crowd fighting. Where could an 8 year old see this? Frimyl isn't a total loss either. Remember there are only Friml, DeKoven, Herbert and Romberg in America when it comes to operettas.


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