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His Royal Slyness (1920)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 8 February 1920 (USA)
An American book salesman (Lloyd) is persuaded to go to the kingdom of Thermosa to impersonate the Prince. He is greeted by a peasants' revolt before the real prince shows up to claim his ... See full summary »

Director:

Hal Roach

Writer:

H.M. Walker (titles)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... The American Boy
Mildred Davis ... Princess Florelle of Thermosa
'Snub' Pollard ... Prince of Roquefort (as Harry Pollard)
Gus Leonard Gus Leonard ... King Louis XIVII / Bearded Peasant / Bolshevik Agitator
Noah Young Noah Young ... Count Nichola Throwe
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Storyline

An American book salesman (Lloyd) is persuaded to go to the kingdom of Thermosa to impersonate the Prince. He is greeted by a peasants' revolt before the real prince shows up to claim his throne and princess. The revolution succeeds and the American is elected president of the new republic. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

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HAROLD LLOYD in the Fourth Special $100,000 Two-Reel Comedy (Print Ad- Syracuse Journal, ((Syracuse, NY)) 28 February 1920)

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Comedy | Short

Certificate:

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Trivia

Later remade as Long Fliv the King (1926), starring Charley Chase and Oliver Hardy. See more »

Goofs

The tapestries behind the king and queen appear to be Native American, not Mediterranean. See more »

Quotes

Prince's Bodyguard: Our boat sails in an hour - railroad time.
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Connections

Remade as Long Fliv the King (1926) See more »

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Classic Lloyd Short
10 January 2015 | by gavin6942See all my reviews

An American book salesman (Harold Lloyd) is persuaded to go to the kingdom of Thermosa to impersonate the Prince. He is greeted by a peasants' revolt before the real prince shows up to claim his throne and princess (Mildred Davis).

Harold Lloyd has always played second (or third) fiddle to Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, probably even more today (2015) than in his own time. Few today have probably seen any of his films, and many may never have even heard his name. And among his films, this is not amongst the better known (certainly not as much as "Safety Last" or "The Freshman").

But there are some pretty funny moments in this short (which seems to be inspired by "Prince and the Pauper"), particularly coming from Prince Roquefort and his drinking -- he declares a victory for him will cause so much wine to be drank that the corks will block traffic. Wow! Much like Keaton, Lloyd's best comedy is in his physical action... and we get relatively little of that here.

The film was remade in 1927 as "Long Fliv the King", which featured Oliver Hardy, and may be even less well known.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

8 February 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der falsche Prinz See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rolin Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(restored)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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