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The Vagabond King (1930)

The story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... François Villon
... Katherine
... King Louis XI
... Huguette
... Thibault
... Oliver the barber
... The Astrologer (as Thomas Ricketts)
... Tristan
Christian J. Frank ... Executioner
... Girl
... Brunette
Thora Waverly ... Brunette
Cecile Cameron ... Brunette
Jean Douglas ... Blonde
Eugenia Woodbury ... Blonde
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The story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His hanging will be postponed for 24 hours, and in that time he must defeat the invading Burgundians and win the love of the beautiful Katherine. Written by Albert Sanchez Moreno <a.moreno@mindspring.com>

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Paramount Pictures presents the 100% Technicolor All-Talking, All-Singing Musical Romance! See more »

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Musical | Romance

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Release Date:

17 February 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der König der Vagabunden  »

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$1,200,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

(2-strip Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

Jeanette MacDonald complained that her co-star, Dennis King, kept trying to upstage her. He tried to get his face into so many of her closeups that she joked their big duet together, "Only a Rose," should be renamed "Only a Nose." See more »

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Version of The Oubliette (1914) See more »

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Huguette Waltz
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Music by Rudolf Friml
Lyrics by Brian Hooker
Sung by Lillian Roth
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exciting, lots of fun for an 8 year old
3 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

I was 8 in 1930 so I saw it when it came out and it was exciting and even had a bit of color in it at the end; which no one had seen before. So from that vantage point, I love the fighting, right wins in the end, and huge crowd fighting. Where could an 8 year old see this? Frimyl isn't a total loss either. Remember there are only Friml, DeKoven, Herbert and Romberg in America when it comes to operettas.


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