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
Near the beginning, when Duncan is explaining Ralph's heritage to him at the hotdog stand, one of the soda glasses alternates between being upright and being slightly tipped between shots. See more
Sir Cedric Willingham
How's it going, Your Majesty?
Great. We've got nothing in common and she's got a voice like a tuba. If she had her way, we'd have sex on a bed of nails on national television. But at least the party stinks.
References Sign 'o' the Times
Good Golly Miss Molly
Words & Music by John Marascalco
and Robert 'Bumps' Blackwell
End Title Performance by Little Richard
Produced by Jeff Lynne See more