When an accident obliterates the British royal family and most of its branches, a desperate geneological search discovers the next king: Ralph, a sleazy American lounge singer. Can Ralph measure up to the job, even with the help of loyal aristocrat Willingham? Written by
A great tragedy has befallen the royal family leaving only one heir to the throne...
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Did You Know?
Clarke Fountain at Allmovie states that the type of heir that Ralph Jones (John Goodman
) is in this film is a "collateral heir". Fountain writes that "sometimes a family title, among the nobility of England, goes to the "collateral" heirs - people not in the direct line of decent, like cousins, great-nephews and the like. On rare occasions, these people are not even aware that they are about to be elevated to the House of Lords, and they have been living more-or-less ordinary lives. In this comedy, the family which lacks direct heirs is the Royal Family of England - as all of the likely heirs have died one after the other in swift succession". See more
While this movie is fictional, King Ralph and King Cedric would not be titled as Ralph I and Cedric I. They are only numbered as such once there has been a second monarch of the same name. Hence Queen Victoria is not referred to as "Victoria I." See more
[a group of punks are watching the Royal funeral procession on tv. The lead punk notices his girlfriend is crying
Since when do we give a toss about this kind of bullshit?
Shut up, Dysentery! Where's your sense of national flipping pride?
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Written by Dorothy Fields
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