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The King and the Chorus Girl (1937)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 27 March 1937 (USA)
Ex-King Alfred VII is a young, handsome, and charming erstwhile monarch who once ruled a nation of two million people. Now all he has left are his Count Humbert and Duchess Anna, along with... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Fernand Gravey ...
Alfred Bruger VII (as Fernand Gravet)
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Miss Dorothy Ellis
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Count Humbert Evel Bruger
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Donald Taylor
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Duchess Anna of Elberfield
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Babette Latour
Luis Alberni ...
Gaston
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Folies Bergère Soloist
Al Shaw ...
Folies Bergère Entertainer (as Shaw)
Sam Lee ...
Folies Bergère Entertainer (as Lee)
Lionel Pape ...
Prof. Kornish
Leonard Mudie ...
Footman
Adrian Rosley ...
Concierge (as Adrian Roseley)
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Ex-King Alfred VII is a young, handsome, and charming erstwhile monarch who once ruled a nation of two million people. Now all he has left are his Count Humbert and Duchess Anna, along with enough money to live an idle life in Paris with dozens of servants. He hasn't seen daylight in years; he prefers instead to drink himself into a stupor regularly. He's phenomenally bored, and a routine trip to a tedious cabaret finds a chorus girl flirting with him. He calls her to his apartment, apparently to seduce her as he's done many times before, but when she comes, he's passed out. Her outrage gives Humbert and Anna the idea that might bring Alfred out of his unhappy ennui - tell him she didn't come, and have her act as though he weren't so important after all. He of course pursues her with vigor and is snapped out of his apathy. But what happens if she falls in love with him? Written by Gary Dickerson <slug@mail.utexas.edu>

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Grand Passion  »

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Footman: [watching Alfred going into the 'Franco-Americain Restaurant'] *Look* where he's going! Why, *I* wouldn't even eat in there.
Chauffeur: He'll get poisoned!
Footman: Yes. And they serve it in such small portions.
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Music by Werner R. Heymann
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Sung by Kenny Baker
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A Pretty Funny Movie
6 July 2001 | by (Maryland) – See all my reviews

I actually thought this was a very witty and charming movie. I thought it was very funny that the prince slept all day and went out all night. Especially when he was sleeping with his eyes open at the caberet. This is an unrated classic that deverses to be glorified. It is very sad that this movie was not a hit. Maybe because it is very deep. A hidden classic.


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