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King of Hearts (1966)

Le roi de coeur (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Comedy, War | 19 June 1967 (USA)
During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick is chosen to go into the French town of Marville and disconnect a bomb that the German army has planted. However, Charles is ... See full summary »

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Le Général Géranium
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Le Duc de Trèfle
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Coquelicot
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Le Colonel Alexander MacBibenbrook
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La Duchesse
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Monseigneur Marguerite
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Madame Eva alias Madame Eglantine
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Monsieur Marcel
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Le soldat Charles Plumpick alias le roi de coeur
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Jacques Balutin ...
Mac Fish
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Un officier anglais (as Paolo Capponi)
Madeleine Clervanne ...
Brunehaut
Marc Dudicourt ...
Le Lieutenant Hamburger
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During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick is chosen to go into the French town of Marville and disconnect a bomb that the German army has planted. However, Charles is chased by some Germans and finds himself holed up at the local insane asylum, where the inmates are convinced that he is the "King of Hearts." Feeling obligated to help the inmates, Charles attempts to lead them out of town, but they are afraid to leave and frolic about the streets in gay costumes. Will Charles be able to deactivate the bomb in time and save his newfound friends? Written by Rick Gregory <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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Drama | Comedy | War

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Trivia

Cited by lyrics author and poet Horacio Ferrer as a direct influence in his masterpiece "Balada para un loco", co-written with the great musician Astor Piazzolla. See more »

Goofs

When the inmates return to the asylum at the end, they leave all manner of attire strewn around the entrance (umbrellas, wraps, etc.). Shortly afterward, as troops march by, those items are all gone. See more »

Crazy Credits

The credits rise and then fall to coincide with the sound of a large clock. See more »

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Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

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La Marche Du Sacre
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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A lifetime favourite
28 September 2002 | by (Vancouver) – See all my reviews

I saw King of Hearts on its original release when I was 15. For 35 years it has remained one of my favourite movies; perhaps the number one. Nothing in particular about the film so qualifies it. I like quite a number of "better" films, but KOH touched me in a way that stuck. It is an authentic movie; the reality is as simple as the english speaking english, the french french, and the germans german. The crazy people are sane, the sane people crazy. It is funny and tragic and perhaps a little too quirky but ... if you haven't tried it on you should.


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