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The hapless king of a small European nation must put up with a domineering queen, a daughter who wants to elope with her boyfriend, a peasant revolt and a scheming son who wants to be king himself and is plotting to take advantage of the situation. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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15 January 1931 (USA)  »

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Abdulla el grande (Mi reino por una mujer)  »

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Princess Anne: She's furious now because father is going out. Mother tries to boss everything - well, she not going to boss me! I'm not her husband. I'm going to lead my own life!
Granton: And may I ask when do you intend to start?
Princess Anne: As soon as she's safely on her trip to America. One of these days, Mother will pick up a New York paper and discover her daughter has eloped. You *are* going to elope with me, aren't you, Freddy?
Granton: Oh yes, Anne. I wouldn't let you elope alone.
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23 September 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Lowell Sherman stars as a bored king on a European country. He faces a rebellious populace, a rebellious daughter (Mary Astor), and a repulsive wife (Nance O'Neill). Drawing room comedy has its moments and they all belong to Sherman and Astor. Sherman was a master at playing this kind of diffident character. Constantly rolling his eyes, pursing his lips, and waving around his always-present cigarette. It's almost a Bette Davis act before there was a Bette Davis.

J. Carroll Naish plays the Lenin-like revolutionary, Mischa Auer has a bit part as a flunkee, Anthony Bushell is the aide, Hugh Trevor is the prince, Robert Warwick is the bellowing general, and Gilbert Emery is funny as the butler.

Not great but certainly watchable and a must for fans of Lowell Sherman and Mary Astor!


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