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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.

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Complete credited cast:
... King Phillip
... Helen Everhardt
... Count Raven - Lord Chamberlain
... Millicent Everhardt
... Queen Margaret
... John Kent
... Joel Thorpe
... Mac Barstow
... 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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Amor na Corte  »

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"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 »

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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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Another Winning Film Starring George Arliss
19 July 2000 | by See all my reviews

Wise & benevolent, a king sporting the heart & soul of a common man is forced by revolution to abdicate. He returns to the wife & daughter he hasn't seen in 18 years, but soon discovers it is no easy task to reclaim the life of an ordinary man. Now a royalist plot may restore him to the throne, making the King's retirement merely THE KING'S VACATION.

George Arliss, that most watchable & urbane of movie actors, is utterly charming in this short, sweet film. Delivering a drama lesson with every glance & gesture (watch him in the scene in which he must meet the largest family in his kingdom), Arliss is - as always - a pure delight. It is a shame that he is all but forgotten today.

Kudos should also go to Florence Arliss, for her sensitive portrayal of the Queen. A frequent costar of her husband's, Mrs. Arliss graced her scenes with a quiet dignity. Dick Powell also appears - but does not sing - in a small role as a mechanic in love with the King's daughter.

Fine production values tremendously help the impact of this lovely film.


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