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The King on Main Street (1925)

Director:

Monta Bell

Writers:

Gaston Arman de Caillavet (play) (as Gaston Arman de Cavaillet), Monta Bell (adaptation) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Adolphe Menjou ... King Serge IV of Molvania
Bessie Love ... Mary Young
Greta Nissen ... Thérèse Manix
Oscar Shaw ... John D: Rockland
Joseph Kilgour ... Arthur Trent
Edgar Norton ... Hugo Jensen
Mario Majeroni Mario Majeroni ... Count Krenko
Carlotta Monterey ... Mrs. Nash
Marcia Harris Marcia Harris ... Aunt Tabitha Young
Edouard Durand Edouard Durand ... Bourdier
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ADOLPHE MENJOU As Europe's Great Lover. Greta Nissen as the Parisian dancer who charmed him. Bessie Love as the American girl who won his love. You'll love them all! (Print Ad- Douglas Daily Dispatch, ((Douglas, Az.)) 7 September 1926)

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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Trivia

The Charleston was a huge dance craze of the 1920s, and Bessie Love is usually credited with being the first to perform it in the movies and it was in this film. See more »

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Featured in Hollywood: End of an Era (1980) See more »

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Rather flat social comedy
6 August 2001 | by psteierSee all my reviews

Adolphe Menjou is king of a small European country. He comes to New York to help secure a contract to develop his country's oil, but then sneaks away from his hotel for some fun in Coney Island, meets young woman Bessie Love, and accepts an invitation to a county house to be with ordinary people.

Adolphe Menjou has his typical rich playboy role but doesn't do much playing. Bessie Love doesn't answer the question 'why was she a big star in silent pictures?'.

Some Coney Island location shooting, including a roller coaster ride, but the Coney Island atmosphere is better seen in many other movies, for example some of the Fatty Arbuckle pictures.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

25 October 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Durchlaucht macht eine Anleihe See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$235,600
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Color (2-strip Technicolor) (two sequences)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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