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A King in New York (1957)

G  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  12 September 1957 (UK)
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A recently-deposed European monarch seeks shelter in New York City, where he becomes an accidental television celebrity and is later wrongly accused of being a Communist.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maxine Audley ...
Queen Irene
Jerry Desmonde ...
Prime Minister Voudel
Oliver Johnston ...
Ambassador Jaume
Dawn Addams ...
Ann Kay - TV Specialist
Sidney James ...
Johnson - TV Advertiser
Joan Ingram ...
Mona Cromwell - Hostess
Michael Chaplin ...
Rupert Macabee
John McLaren ...
Macabee Senior
Phil Brown ...
Headmaster
Harry Green ...
Lawyer
Robert Arden ...
Liftboy
Alan Gifford ...
School Superintendent
Robert Cawdron ...
U.S. Marshal
George Woodbridge ...
Member of Atomic Commission
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Storyline

Due to a revolution in his country, King Shahdov comes to New York - almost broke. To get some money he goes to TV, making commercials and meets the child from communist parents. Due to this he is suddenly a suspected as a communist himself and has to face one of McCarthy's hearings. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

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12 September 1957 (UK)  »

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Un rey en Nueva York  »

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Trivia

Dawn Addams replaced Kay Kendall. See more »

Goofs

In the last scene with Shahdov and Jaume, image is reversed as one can see by the reverse writing above the emergency exit sign above them and their jacket pockets with handkerchiefs and flower lapels are on their right side. See more »

Quotes

[after being called for questioning by the government on suspicions of Communist affiliations]
Rupert Macabee: I'm so sick and tired of people asking me if I'm this, if I'm that!
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Weeping Willow
(1957)
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Another Vastly Underrated Chaplin Film
30 March 2000 | by (Memphis, TN) – See all my reviews

This is the best film dealing with the communist witch trials I have ever seen. It is black-comedic spoof on a subject that still hasn't been spoofed enough...the UnAmerican Activities Hearings. Sure it has a funny and effective "european royalty thrown into American culture" plot but this film really has more serious and important plans for the viewer....

Watch it and don't feel guilty think


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