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The King's Vacation (1933)

TV-G | | Comedy | 25 February 1933 (USA)
A king finds himself with no purpose in his reign, abdicates his throne to return to the wife and child he left many years ago when he was called to duty to be the king of his country.

Director:

John G. Adolfi

Writers:

Ernest Pascal (screenplay and dialogue), Maude T. Howell (screenplay and dialogue) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Arliss ... King Phillip
Marjorie Gateson ... Helen Everhardt
Dudley Digges ... Count Raven - Lord Chamberlain
Patricia Ellis ... Millicent Everhardt
Florence Arliss ... Queen Margaret
Dick Powell ... John Kent
O.P. Heggie ... Joel Thorpe
Vernon Steele ... Mac Barstow
James Bell ... Anderson
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A king finds himself with no purpose in his reign, abdicates his throne to return to the wife and child he left many years ago when he was called to duty to be the king of his country.

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Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 February 1933 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Amor na Corte See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

"The King's Vacation" had its world premiere January 19, 1933 at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. It was the second film ever to play at the Music Hall, the first having been "The Bitter Tea of General Yen" a week earlier. See more »

Soundtracks

Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes
(1616) (uncredited)
Music by R. Melish (1780 ?)
Played during the opening credits and often as background music as a leitmotif for the love of the king and queen
Played on piano twice by Florence Arliss
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******* Prophetic
19 February 2018 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

As another reviewer mentioned, I wonder if The Duke of Windsor ever saw this film and took his cue from George Arliss. The story revolves about a King who has lost his appetite for being one, and yearns for the woman he was forced to leave behind. It is 18 years later now and he tries to adjust to her lifestyle and to his daughter. He was forced to dissolve the marriage , leaving them both to become king.

The story is a lovely old antique of the kind no longer made, a gentle romantic comedy played to perfection by Arliss and his former wife, played by Marjorie Gateson. His wife as a king is played by his real life wife, Florence Arliss. It is very short at 61 minutes but gives the viewer a glimpse of the marvelous talent and magnificent stage presence that was George Arliss. His presence makes this pedestrian story a must for viewers who appreciate excellence in acting.


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