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Fit for a King (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 1 September 1937 (USA)
A newspaper reporter assigned to do a story on royalty and the antics begin. Some comic relief.

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Virgil Ambrose Jeremiah Christopher 'Scoop' Jones
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Jane Hamilton / Princess Helen
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Briggs
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Archduke Julio
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Count Strunsky
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Otto
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Prince Michael
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Prime Minister
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Kurtz
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Editor Hardwick
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Mr. Marshall
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A newspaper reporter assigned to do a story on royalty and the antics begin. Some comic relief.

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The Crown Prince of Howlarity crowns his career in the story of a palace rave-olution! See more »

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Comedy | Romance

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1 September 1937 (USA)  »

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Nació para Rey  »

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When Jones 's wheelchair is run into by the bicycle, the position of the girl cyclist relative to the wheelchair changes between the long shot of the collision and the closer shot when she starts talking to Jones. See more »

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Fit for a Hundred Laughs
11 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

An amusing comedy which commences with a splendid joke on the audience and then gathers pace as it moves with admirable celerity to an ingeniously staged, all-out slapstick action climax.

The screenplay provides plenty of comic opportunities for Joe E. Brown, who even gets a chance to demonstrate both his famous yell and the acrobatic skill he developed in his vaudeville tumbling act. In many scenes Brown is particularly well supported by Paul Kelly, of all people, who here displays an outstanding comic ability as a straight man I'd not even suspected. Helen Mack, as usual, makes a delightful heroine and we enjoyed John Qualen, Halliwell Hobbes and the rest of the welcome faces in the support cast.

Edward Sedgwick handles the whole affair with both acumen and pace, assisted by excellent photography and snappy film editing. Although produced independently, production values are mighty impressive with Brown cavorting to great effect with props galore amidst hordes of extras in eye-catching sets.


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