5.8/10
447
7 user 2 critic

The King's Thief (1955)

Not Rated | | Adventure, History | 5 August 1955 (USA)
A highwayman uncovers a plot to assassinate King Charles II.

Directors:

, (uncredited)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

During the 14th century when the Hundred-Year War between France and England ends with the English occupation of French Aquitainia rebel French knights vow to oust Prince Edward of Walles, ruler of Aquitainia.

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Errol Flynn, Joanne Dru, Peter Finch
Adventure | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

In 1648 France, it's the sons (and daughter) of the Three Musketeers to the rescue!

Director: Lewis Allen
Stars: Cornel Wilde, Maureen O'Hara, Robert Douglas
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Dick Heldar, a London artist, is gradually losing his sight. He struggles to complete his masterpiece, the portrait of Bessie Broke, a cockney girl, before his eyesight fails him.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Ronald Colman, Walter Huston, Muriel Angelus
Western Union (1941)
History | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When Edward Creighton leads the construction of the Western Union to unite East with West, he hires a Western reformed outlaw and a tenderfoot Eastern surveyor.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Robert Young, Randolph Scott, Dean Jagger
Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A local doctor is recruited as a cold war spy to fulfill a very important secret mission in the Middle East, only to experience that his mission is complicated by a sexy female double agent.

Director: Val Guest
Stars: David Niven, Françoise Dorléac, John Le Mesurier
Adventure | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In 1856, the first U.S. Consul General to Japan encounters the hostility of the local authorities and the love of a young geisha.

Director: John Huston
Stars: John Wayne, Eiko Ando, Sam Jaffe
Dark Command (1940)
Drama | Romance | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In Kansas, during the Civil War opposing pro-Union and pro-Confederate camps clash and visiting Texan Bob Seton runs afoul of William Cantrell's Raiders.

Director: Raoul Walsh
Stars: Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Walter Pidgeon
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Chicago reporter P.J. McNeal re-opens a ten year old murder case.

Director: Henry Hathaway
Stars: James Stewart, Richard Conte, Lee J. Cobb
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Crime lab expert Gordon McKay uses the latest forensic techniques to solve murders in a city plagued by political corruption and mob rackets.

Director: Fred Zinnemann
Stars: Van Heflin, Marsha Hunt, Lee Bowman
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod.

Director: William Wyler
Stars: Kirk Douglas, Eleanor Parker, William Bendix
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Rough city cop Jim Wilson is disciplined by his captain and is sent upstate, to a snowy mountain town, to help the local sheriff solve a murder case.

Directors: Nicholas Ray, Ida Lupino
Stars: Ida Lupino, Robert Ryan, Ward Bond
Crime | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In the post-war Hawaii, House Un-American Activities Committee investigators Jim McLain and Mal Baxter hunt down communists.

Director: Edward Ludwig
Stars: John Wayne, Nancy Olson, James Arness
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
...
Charles II
...
Jack
...
Capt Herrick
...
Sheldon
...
Simon
...
Henry Wynch
...
Sir Gilbert Talbot
...
Turnkey
...
Charity Fell
Charles Davis ...
Apothecary
Ashley Cowan ...
Skene
...
Fell
Edit

Storyline

Lady Mary's father is innocently accused of treason and is executed. It is the king's evil chancellor, the duke of Brampton, who has found a way of getting rich by accusing his enemies of treason, having them killed and then expropriating their fortune. Lady Mary travels to London to meet the duke, but instead meets the handsome highwayman Michael Dermott. Dermott has found the duke's notebook where all his evil schemes have been written down. Obviously, the duke is very anxious to get his notebook back... Written by Mattias Thuresson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A romance inspired by a true story of a soldier of fortune!

Genres:

Adventure | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

5 August 1955 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Des Königs Dieb  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$1,577,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$478,000, 31 December 1955

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,549,000, 31 December 1955
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Taylor and then Stewart Granger were considered for the main role. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 1955 Motion Picture Theatre Celebration (1955) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The King Is A Boob
20 January 2007 | by See all my reviews

Filmdoms most notorious cad, George Sanders, makes a second film appearance as King Charles II of Great Britain, the first being in Forever Amber. Charles II has come down in history as a pleasure driven hedonist, he's not called the Merry Monarch for nothing.

Hedonist he was, but that was also so much image management as well. He had a good head on his shoulders, he survived the defeat of his father and a decade of exile to return as King in 1660. The man that has come down to us in history is hardly likely to have been taken in the Duke of Brampton as played by David Niven.

But that's what this film asks us to believe. We're given no real reason why Charles has placed such confidence in the fictional Duke, but he has. So Niven's got himself a real nice racket going, he denounces folks as traitors and Charles believes him and executes them. And their property goes to him.

In fact Niven's got himself as little black book with a Restoration Dun&Bradstreet rating on all the richest and loyalest of Charles's subjects. The book unfortunately falls into the hands of highwayman Edmond Purdom. Then Purdom makes an alliance of more than one dimension with the daughter of one of the late nobility, Niven's had done in, Ann Blyth.

Niven looks very uncomfortable in the part of villain one of the few, maybe the only one he ever did. Purdom and Blyth are reunited from the film they did the year before, The Student Prince, which was far better than this. Sanders saunters his way through Charles II again. If he had been this dumb, the Popish Plot which occurred later on in his regime would have knocked him off the throne.

One of the dumber swashbuckler films I've ever seen. Only for the quality of the players which includes Roger Moore as one of Purdom's gang does it get as high a rating as it does.


12 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 7 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page