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King Kelly of the U.S.A. (1934)

Passed  -  Comedy | Musical | Romance  -  15 September 1934 (USA)
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A theatrical troupe headed by a flashy showman finds itself in the tiny--and bankrupt--kingdom of Belgardia. The showman falls in love with the daughter of the dotty king, who has promised her to another. Complications ensue.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Guy Robertson ...
James W. Kelly
Edgar Kennedy ...
Happy Moran
Irene Ware ...
Princess Tania aka Catherine Bell
Ferdinand Gottschalk ...
King Maxmilian of Belgardia
Franklin Pangborn ...
J. Ashton Brockton
...
Maxine Latour
Wilhelm von Brincken ...
Stranger (as Wm. L. von Brincken)
Otis Harlan ...
Prime Minister
Lorin Raker ...
Rodney
William Orlamond ...
Prince Alexis
Bodil Rosing ...
Sylvia, Tania's Chaperone
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A theatrical troupe headed by a flashy showman finds itself in the tiny--and bankrupt--kingdom of Belgardia. The showman falls in love with the daughter of the dotty king, who has promised her to another. Complications ensue.

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15 September 1934 (USA)  »

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Irish and Proud of It  »

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The ship they are all sailing on to France is apparently the Ile de France, though whether her cabins and decks looked like those portrayed in the film is anyone's guess. See more »

Soundtracks

Right Next Door to Love
(uncredited)
Music by Joe Sanders
Lyrics by Bernie Grossman
Sung by Guy Robertson
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Lots of fun
23 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The movie began very slowly, although the animated characters gave an idea of the wackiness to come. (Try picturing the animated man anatomically correct....) If the first half had been as all out silly as the last half I would have given it full marks.

I listen to a lot of old radio shows and the commercials in this movie weren't very far beyond their craziness. The king was a delight. The princess was a bit prissy but someone had to act the way you'd expect of royalty. Her elderly suitor had an amazing way with his facial expressions. The ladies with the mops reminded me of the Greek ladies in Mamma Mia.

I haven't read any reviews that said the person watched movies online for free but as this isn't a site that sells them I don't see any reason for not mentioning that I get my public domain movies and radio shows that way. That allows me to sample many more than I would if I had to pay for them, only watching the ones I prefer all the way through. I use this site to get an idea of what to expect and to give me background on actors etc.


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