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The King's Vacation (1933)

 -  Comedy  -  25 February 1933 (USA)
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A king finds himself with no purpose in his reign, abdicates his throne to return to the wife and child he left many years ago when he was called to duty to be the king of his country.

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A king finds himself with no purpose in his reign, abdicates his throne to return to the wife and child he left many years ago when he was called to duty to be the king of his country.

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Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
(1616) (uncredited)
Music by R. Melish (1780 ?)
Played during the opening credits and often as background music as a leitmotif for the love of the king and queen
Played on piano twice by Florence Arliss
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Wisdom and Charm
14 November 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I wonder if the Duke Of Windsor back when he was the Prince of Wales ever saw The King's Vacation. He might very well have envied George Arliss and the dilemma he faced.

George Arliss who says that it took about four unexpected deaths in the royal family to reach him to become king is quite frankly tired of the job. If a republic is what they want by God let them have it. I'll go back to the humdrum life I lived before. I'll also give up the titled woman I was forced to marry and go back to the wife I gave up and the daughter I never was a real father too.

It was Arliss's sensible solution but there's a lot wrong with it. In the first place real life wife Florence Arliss plays the Queen and she's grown to love Arliss whether he realizes it or not.

Secondly the former wife Marjorie Gateson on whom quite a nice settlement must have been conferred lives like she was to the palace born. But their daughter Patricia Ellis is in love with poor, but ambitious mechanic Dick Powell who sings not a note in The King's Vacation.

Third certain vested interests in the monarchy are preparing a counter revolution.

I don't think that in this comedy with some serious overtones and issues we have to say that Arliss does the right thing for all concerned. But Arliss does do it with wisdom and charm which were the hallmarks of his acting style.

As compared to his biographical films The King's Vacation is a nice piece of fluff as opposed to the heavy drama Arliss normally did. But Arliss is fun to watch even though his acting style is old fashioned. I like old fashioned myself. He gets good support especially from the Missus who acted with him many times on stage and screen.

I should also mention Dudley Digges, the Lord Chamberlain of the unnamed European country Arliss ruled. He does a nice job representing the vested interests in the monarchy, kind of a Dick Cheney in the regime.

Arliss definitely does the right thing by the country and the movie going public.


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