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His Loyal Highness (1932)

His Royal Highness (original title)
A stage hand is knocked out and has a dream of becoming monarch of a Graustarkian kingdom, rife with court intrigue, an assassination plot and operetta-style musical numbers.

Director:

F.W. Thring

Writers:

George Wallace (story), C.J. Dennis (adaptation)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Wallace George Wallace ... Tommy Dodds / King of Betonia
Byrl Walkley Byrl Walkley ... Yoiben
Frank Tarrant Frank Tarrant ... Hozzan
Donalda Warne Donalda Warne ... Barbette
Lou Vernon Lou Vernon ... Torano
Marshall Crosby Marshall Crosby ... Alfam
John Fernside John Fernside ... Giuseppe
Nell Taylor Nell Taylor ... Molly
John Dobbie John Dobbie ... Jim
Mona Barrie ... (as Mona Barlee)
Clem Milton Clem Milton ... Prime Minister
Cyril Scott
Edwin Brett Edwin Brett ... Asher Marmaduke
Billy Maloney Billy Maloney
Dan Thomas Dan Thomas ... Asher Marmaduke
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Storyline

A stage hand is knocked out and has a dream of becoming monarch of a Graustarkian kingdom, rife with court intrigue, an assassination plot and operetta-style musical numbers.

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slapstick comedy | royalty | See All (2) »

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George's Girl Has 'If'. George Has 'It". And the Whole Show Has Everything See more »

Genres:

Musical | Comedy

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Trivia

Debut of actress Mona Barrie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Efftee's Australia (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Your Majesty
(uncredited)
Written by Alaric Howitt and George Wallace
Sung by George Wallace, Nell Taylor, Lou Vernon, Marshall Crosby and the cast
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For Those Who Like Music Hall Comics and Operettas
17 April 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

George Wallace gets a job as a stagehand, but the man he replaces coshes him. George dreams he is the long-lost King of Betonia, a musical-comedy kingdom where his lower-class Aussie malapropisms and insistence that the Prime Minister roller skate clash with intrigue and a plot to put a pretender on the throne.

This vehicle for Wallace shows off his talents well, with a nice song-and-dance routine early on. It's an Australian talkie, and clearly made for the Australian market. His shtick wears a bit thin after a while, although there is a good poker routine to liven up the end. Over all, the movie remains a historical marker, more an example of a style of film (operetta) and performer (music hall) that has largely disappeared, than of cinema.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1932 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

His Loyal Highness See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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