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King, Queen, Knave (1972)

R | | Comedy | February 1977 (USA)
On the death of his parents, Frank, a romantic teenager, moves in with his aunt and uncle He quickly falls in love with his beautiful, sophisticated aunt, Martha, and begins to fantasize ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
... Charles Dreyer
... Martha Dreyer
... Frank
... Prof. Ritter
... Enricht (as Carl Fox-Duering)
... Isolda
Erica Beer ... Frieda
Felicitas Peters ... Ida
... Hofmann
Sonia Hoffman ... Sonia (as Sonia Hofmann)
... Optician
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
... Hanna
Mogens von Gadow ... Piffke
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On the death of his parents, Frank, a romantic teenager, moves in with his aunt and uncle He quickly falls in love with his beautiful, sophisticated aunt, Martha, and begins to fantasize about her. Frank is torn between his adolescent desires and his fondness for his Uncle Charles. Written by Mike Rogers <MICHAELPEM@aol.com>

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David Niven and director Jerzy Skolimowski planned to re-team immediately on " The Barbary Light " based on the Penelope Mortimer novel, but the failure of " King, Queen, Knave " led to its cancellation. See more »

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Referenced in Interview mit John Moulder-Brown (2017) See more »

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Voskin
written and performed by Tom Winter Jr.
electronics by Francis Monkman
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Funny, Uneven, Surprising
20 August 2011 | by See all my reviews

If you can stand the bits of overacting by Mulder-Brown, continuity and the editing problems, the fun plot and charm of Lollobrigida and Niven are simply brilliant. It's a great story line with some silliness especially with Mario Adorf's Professor Ritter's skin invention.

It's a comedic tale of a young half-witted lad trying to make big but with the help of his uncle and more than help of his aunt. So typical for the post-60s sexual revolution, it showcases a bit of raunchiness of its older charming stars. Industrialist Uncle Charles tries to help his orphan nephew Frank on the road to success. However, Frank might be in for more than success as we watch a ménage à trois take course with sexy Aunt Martha ending in a most surprising twist.

Niven is charming, Mulder-Brown is half-witted (but I'll keeping the secret on that) and Gina Lollobrigida is clearly at her sexiest since Solomon and Sheba. Jerzy Skolimowski directed in his typical eccentric style that won't appeal to many but at times it's brilliant and at times poor, quite an uneven balance.

This film has not been digitally restored or produced on DVD so it's a rare gem if you can see it.


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