When an accident obliterates the British royal family and most of its branches, a desperate geneological search discovers the next king: Ralph, a sleazy American lounge singer. Can Ralph measure up to the job, even with the help of loyal aristocrat Willingham?Written by
The film was released eleven years after its source novel, "Headlong" by Emlyn Williams, had been published. See more »
While the film states that the entire British Royal family has been killed and an heir cannot be located, the actual line of succession to the United Kingdom monarchy extends to hundreds of nobles throughout all the nations of Central and Western Europe. An even longer extended list, tracing to links with the royal family as far back as 1800, extends into the thousands. Thus, even if all of the immediate British family were to die, there would be plenty of people left to take their place. See more »
Sir Cedric Willingham:
Your majesty, may I present the Sovereign King Mulamboa of Zambezi.
[seeing that the king is black, using a Eubonics dialect]
Hey, homes! Whas happenin'! Gimme quintet, brother!
I do not comprehend, Your Majesty!
Uh, welcome, Your Majesty. On behalf of the people of the United Kingdom...
Uh, do you wanna go get a beer?
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It's not stupid, it's charming. A bit old-fashioned and corny, yes, but entertaining and amusing and well worth the time! I just saw this for the second time on cable TV and liked it just as much as the first time!
Goodman performs bravely and exquisitely as the good-hearted buffoon who overcomes the stuffiness and snobbishness of a group of bluebloods too good for their own bodily functions.
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