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The King's Vacation (1933)

TV-G | | Comedy | 25 February 1933 (USA)
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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King Phillip
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Helen Everhardt
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Count Raven - Lord Chamberlain
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Millicent Everhardt
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Queen Margaret
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John Kent
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Joel Thorpe
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Mac Barstow
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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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Charming tale of the problems of royalty
14 November 2011 | by (California) – See all my reviews

George Arliss shines in this affectionately told story of a king who is, at heart, a "man of the people"--he wins over an attempted assassin after a short talk instead of sending the man to the executioner as his advisers were going to do--who is nevertheless forced to abdicate because of political instability in his beloved country, but is later asked to return. Arliss (as the king who has been keeping a long-held secret from his queen) and Florence Arliss (as his queen who has known about the secret all along) are outstanding, the direction by John G. Adolfi is smooth and the story moves along quite well. A very good film.


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