My Pal, the King (1932)

 |  Western  |  4 August 1932 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 15 users  
Reviews: 2 user | 2 critic

The king of a European country, who is a child, meets the cowboy star of a traveling circus.



(scenario and dialogue) (as Tom Crizer) , (scenario and dialogue), 1 more credit »
0Check in
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Brant frames Destry and has men testify against him. Found guilty he vows to return. Back from prison he goes after the man that framed him. When the Sheriff is shot before he can talk, ... See full summary »

Director: Benjamin Stoloff
Stars: Tom Mix, Claudia Dell, Zasu Pitts
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Bill Joyce(Willard Roberston) has struck gold in the desert, and Tom Rigby(Tom Mix)rides into Red Dog to convince his deserting cowhands not to go wildly prospecting for gold.Joyce is ... See full summary »

Director: Albert S. Rogell
Stars: Tom Mix, Lois Wilson, Fred Kohler
Hidden Gold (1932)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Griffen and his two men have been caught after robbing a bank but the money has not been recovered. So the Chief sends his friend Tom to prison to become their friend and hopes he can learn where the loot is hidden.

Director: Arthur Rosson
Stars: Tom Mix, Judith Barrie, Raymond Hatton
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Learning that Molly O'Rourke owns the entire town of Stillwell but the back taxes have not been paid, Ben Jones takes over. When Molly arrives and learns of the tax situation, Tom rides off... See full summary »

Director: Hamilton MacFadden
Stars: Tom Mix, Margaret Lindsay, Fred Kohler
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The Rangers have planted wanted posters of their man Tom Logan around hoping he can join the outlaw gang they are after. Robbing the stage ahead of the gang gets him in and he learns Keefe ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Laemmle
Stars: Tom Mix, Lucille Powers, Willard Robertson


Cast overview:
James Kirkwood ...
Count DeMar
Wallis Clark ...
Dr. Lorenz
Noel Francis ...
Princess Elsa
Finis Barton ...
Paul Hurst ...
Stuart Holmes ...
Count Kluckstein
Jim Thorpe ...
Black Cloud (as James Thorpe)
Christian J. Frank ...
Jailer Etzel (as Christian Frank)
Clarissa Selwynne ...
Dowager Queen
Tony the Horse ...
Tom's Horse (as Tony)


The King of a small European country, just a boy, takes an interest in Tom Reed's wild west show. Tom puts on a special show just for the King and the two become friends. When the King takes Tom's advise instead of the Count's, the Count has the King kidnaped planning to kill him. When Tom learns of the Kings disappearance he and his troop of men, without any real bullets for their guns, ride off to rescue him. Written by Maurice VanAuken <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis







Release Date:

4 August 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Cirkuskongen  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Hey Kids! Let's Put On A Rodeo!
9 August 2010 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

Was there ever anyone more talented than Mickey Rooney? Not a matinée idol but a performer from head to toe. In "My Pal The King" he carries the acting load and puts over a very flimsily-plotted picture almost singlehandedly. He gets very little help from Tom Mix, a cowboy who evidently was not an actor but a personality.

Touring with his Wild West show, Mix shows up in Abalonia, a tiny kingdom ruled by a child king (guess who). It is part western and part comedy and is not really worth the rating of 6 that I give it, but it is a rare opportunity to see and hear Tom Mix, and to witness the splendid star quality that Mickey Rooney had, even at the age of 12.

My copy of this film was 62 minutes, not the 74 as advertised in the IMDb synopsis, which was probably all to the good.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss My Pal, the King (1932) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: