Mercenary Donovan is hired to kidnap King Peter II. He learns that the party in power is evil and that the King is in danger, so kidnaps the King to keep him safe while a revolution is planned.

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Complete credited cast:
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Colonel Michael Donovan
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King Peter II
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Countess Sonia
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Lady Augusta
Michael Whalen ...
George Foster
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Gino
Pedro de Cordoba ...
Stefan Bernaido
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Paul Valdis
Walter Kingsford ...
Christian Ledgard
Lester Matthews ...
Prince Edric
Dixie Dunbar ...
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Rollo Lloyd ...
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Maurice Cass ...
Monsieur Le Noir
Sam Savitsky ...
Mischa (as General Savitsky)
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Mercenary Donovan is hired to kidnap King Peter II. He learns that the party in power is evil and that the King is in danger, so kidnaps the King to keep him safe while a revolution is planned.

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Timely as a radio news flash! Tender as a big brother's love! Thrilling as a machine-gun's rat-tat-tat! See more »

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27 December 1935 (USA)  »

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During the finale, live rounds were fired at actors Victor McLaglen and Freddie Bartholomew. The rounds were fired off screen, by Marine snipers. See more »

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Joan of Arkansas
Music by Johnny Green
Lyrics by Edward Heyman
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The big soldier and the little king
14 August 2000 | by (Douglass, Texas) – See all my reviews

Former real-life mercenary Victor McLaglen plays a professional soldier who is hired to kidnap a king, but he gets much more than he bargained for in Freddie Bartholomew. This isn't meant to be a heavyweight film, but it is humorous and sweet and the two main characters are truly enjoyable. I can't wait till I find a copy of my own.


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