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Director:
Writers:
Casey Robinson (screen play)
Henry Bellamann (from the novel by)
Contact:
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Release Date:
18 April 1942 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Perfect Players . . . in the 4 Star Best-Seller Story now becomes your Top Screen Triumph! . . . in Kings Row See more »
Plot:
The dark side and hypocrisy of provincial American life is seen through the eyes of five children as they grow to adulthood at the turn-of-the-century. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Oscars. See more »
User Reviews:
A Fine Drama From The Golden Age of Movies See more (62 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Ann Sheridan ... Randy Monaghan

Robert Cummings ... Parris Mitchell

Ronald Reagan ... Drake McHugh
Betty Field ... Cassandra Tower

Charles Coburn ... Dr. Henry Gordon

Claude Rains ... Dr. Alexander Tower

Judith Anderson ... Mrs. Harriet Gordon
Nancy Coleman ... Louise Gordon
Kaaren Verne ... Elise Sandor
Maria Ouspenskaya ... Madame von Eln

Harry Davenport ... Colonel Skeffington
Ernest Cossart ... Pa Monaghan
Ilka Grüning ... Anna (as Ilka Gruning)
Pat Moriarity ... Tod Monaghan
Minor Watson ... Sam Winters
Ludwig Stössel ... Professor Berdorff (as Ludwig Stossel)
Erwin Kalser ... Mr. Sandor
Egon Brecher ... Dr. Candell
Ann E. Todd ... Randy Monaghan - as a Girl (as Ann Todd)
Scotty Beckett ... Parris Mitchell - as a Boy
Douglas Croft ... Drake McHugh - as a Boy
Mary Thomas ... Cassandra Tower - as a Girl
Julie Warren ... Poppy Ross
Mary Scott ... Jinny Ross
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leah Baird ... Aunt Mamie (uncredited)
Walter Baldwin ... Deputy Constable (uncredited)
Henry Blair ... Willie (uncredited)
Joan Duvalle ... Louise Gordon - as a Girl (uncredited)
Eden Gray ... Mrs. Tower (uncredited)
Ludwig Hardt ... Porter (uncredited)
Herbert Heywood ... Arnold Kelly (uncredited)
Danny Jackson ... Benny Singer (uncredited)
Payne B. Johnson ... Boy in Party Scene (uncredited)
Fred Kelsey ... Bill Hockinson (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Stable Keeper (uncredited)
Frank Mayo ... Conductor (uncredited)
Frank Milan ... Bank Teller (uncredited)
Jack Mower ... Freight Conductor (uncredited)
Hattie Noel ... Daisy - Gordon Family Maid (uncredited)
Emory Parnell ... Harley Davis (uncredited)
Bertha Powell ... Esther (uncredited)
Thomas W. Ross ... Patterson Lawes (uncredited)
Hermine Sterler ... Secretary (uncredited)
Elizabeth Valentine ... Nurse (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Wood 
 
Writing credits
Casey Robinson (screen play)

Henry Bellamann (from the novel by)

Produced by
David Lewis .... associate producer
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Erich Wolfgang Korngold (music by)
 
Cinematography by
James Wong Howe (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Ralph Dawson (film editor)
 
Production Design by
William Cameron Menzies (production designed by)
 
Art Direction by
Carl Jules Weyl 
 
Costume Design by
Orry-Kelly (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Perc Westmore .... makeup artist
Helen Stinton .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Joe Stinton .... makeup (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Lonnie D'Orsa .... production manager (uncredited)
Frank Mattison .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emmett Emerson .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sherry Shourds .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
G.W. Berntsen .... assistant props (uncredited)
George James Hopkins .... set dresser (uncredited)
Lyle B. Reifsnider .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Robert B. Lee .... sound
 
Special Effects by
Robert Burks .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Wesley Anderson .... second camera (uncredited)
Clifford Hutchison .... best boy (uncredited)
Madison S. Lacy .... stills (uncredited)
William Reinhold .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ed Rike .... gaffer (uncredited)
Warren Yaple .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Martha Giddings .... wardrobe woman (uncredited)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Rydo Loshak .... wardrobe man (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Leo F. Forbstein .... musical director
Hugo Friedhofer .... orchestral arrangements
Ray Heindorf .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Bernhard Kaun .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Milan Roder .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Eugene Busch .... script clerk (uncredited)
Don King .... publicist (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (presents) (as Warner Bros. Pictures, Inc.) (A Warner Bros. First National Picture)
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Runtime:
127 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Australia:PG (TV rating) | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:S | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (certificate #7337)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
20th Century Fox attempted to buy the book's rights to turn it into a vehicle for Henry Fonda.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Parris is speaking to his instructor in Vienna, Dr. Kendell strikes a match to light his pipe. In the next shot, the match has disappeared and there is no evidence that he lit the pipe.See more »
Quotes:
Col. Skeffington:[referring to Drake] Funny thing, I sort of like that boy. Bold as brass, but he's the only young man in town beside Parris Mitchell who has grace enough to say 'sir' to his elders.See more »
Soundtrack:
My Gal Is a High-Born LadySee more »

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66 out of 80 people found the following review useful.
A Fine Drama From The Golden Age of Movies, 10 January 2005
Author: Art La Cues from Independence, CA USA

"Kings Row" is truly a gem. The acting, photography,direction, script, and memorable score are outstanding. A number of reviewers have criticized Robert Cummings as not being up to the role of Parris Michell. I have to disagree. His earnestness and sincerity are what I appreciate in his characterization which is central to the storyline. Claude Rains, Harry Davenport, Ronald Reagan, and especially Ann Sheridan are outstanding in supporting roles.

I am not an "old geezer", a phrase used by Ronald Reagan in describing Dr. Gordon, who appreciates films from the 30's and 40's; unless being 59 qualifies me as such. I find myself viewing this movie several times a year on tape and Turner Classic Movies. Korngold's theme is truly one of the five top film themes. This is a sensitive and entertaining movie which stands the test of time.

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