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King of Hearts (1966)

Le roi de coeur (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Comedy, War | 19 June 1967 (USA)
During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick is chosen to go into the French town of Marville and disconnect a bomb that the German army has planted. However, Charles is ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
... Le Général Géranium
... Le Duc de Trèfle
... Coquelicot
... Le Colonel Alexander MacBibenbrook
... La Duchesse
... Monseigneur Marguerite
... Madame Eva alias Madame Eglantine
... Monsieur Marcel
... Le soldat Charles Plumpick alias le roi de coeur
... Alberic
Jacques Balutin ... Mac Fish
... Un officier anglais (as Paolo Capponi)
Madeleine Clervanne ... Brunehaut
Marc Dudicourt ... Le Lieutenant Hamburger
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During the latter part of World War I, Private Charles Plumpick is chosen to go into the French town of Marville and disconnect a bomb that the German army has planted. However, Charles is chased by some Germans and finds himself holed up at the local insane asylum, where the inmates are convinced that he is the "King of Hearts." Feeling obligated to help the inmates, Charles attempts to lead them out of town, but they are afraid to leave and frolic about the streets in gay costumes. Will Charles be able to deactivate the bomb in time and save his newfound friends? Written by Rick Gregory <rag.apa@email.apa.org>

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$17,646, 12 April 2018
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Cited by lyrics author and poet Horacio Ferrer as a direct influence in his masterpiece "Balada para un loco", co-written with the great musician Astor Piazzolla. See more »

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After standing up, Plumpick sees the bear. He then starts to run down the alleyway. His position in the street changes from when he stands to when he begins running. See more »

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The credits rise and then fall to coincide with the sound of a large clock. See more »

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Referenced in House of Fools (2002) See more »

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Thème De La Joie De Vivre
Written and Performed by Georges Delerue Et Son Orchestre
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One of the great ones!
11 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

One of the great ones; makes you ask the question, " Who are the real lunatics?" Excellent cast and direction; done with rare humor, yet carries a profound message


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