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The King ()

Le roi (original title)
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King John IV of Cerdania (Victor Francen), who knows monarchs are a vanishing race but who plays his royalty role in state council or boudoir to the hilt, is in Paris to sign a treaty, and becomes enmeshed in intrigue with an actress,... See more »

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Le roi Jean IV de Cerdagne - en visite à Paris
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M. Bourdier - un riche industriel et sénateur qui reçoit le Roi
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Marthe Bourdier - la femme de l'industriel
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Thérèse Marnix - une actrice célèbre
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Suzette Bourdier
Christian Argentin ...
Gabrier (as Argentin)
Paul Amiot ...
Lelorrain
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L'évêque
Albert Duvaleix ...
Cormeau
Jean Gobet ...
Rivelot
Philippe Hersent ...
Sernin de Chamarande (as Ph. Hersent)
Georges Péclet ...
Fouchart
Frédéric Duvallès ...
M. Blond
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marguerite de Morlaye ...
La marquise de Chamarande
Edith Gallia
Anthony Gildès ...
Le président des restrictions
Gustave Hamilton
André Lefaur ...
Le marquis de Chamarande

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Pierre Colombier

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Gaston Arman de Caillavet ... (play) (as G.A. de Cavaillet)
 
Emile Arène ... (play) (as E. Arène)
 
Louis Verneuil ... (adaptation)
 
Louis Verneuil ... (dialogue) (uncredited)
 
Robert de Flers ... (play) (as R. de Flers)

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Emile Natan ... producer
Joseph Spigler ... producer (uncredited)

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Billy Colson

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Jules Kruger ... (as Kruger)

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Jean Pouzet ... (as Pouzet)

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Jacques Colombier

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Jacques Colombier

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André Gargour ... production manager (as A. Gargour)

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Robert Sauvion ... sound (as Sauvion)

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Marc Fossard ... camera operator (as Fossard)

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Plot Summary

King John IV of Cerdania (Victor Francen), who knows monarchs are a vanishing race but who plays his royalty role in state council or boudoir to the hilt, is in Paris to sign a treaty, and becomes enmeshed in intrigue with an actress, Therese Mannix (Elvire Popesco) and involved in a bit of cuckoldry with YouYou Bourdier (Gaby Morlay), the ex-seamstress wife of a French senator, who is un-awed by money, power or the King's kisses. For his part, her husband, Senator Bourdier (Raimu), is glad to use his wealth, wife and collectivist ideals for social position, in spite of his democratic posing. Written by Les Adams

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Also Known As
  • The King (United States)
  • Der König (Germany)
  • Kralj (Croatia)
  • El rey en París (Mexico)
  • Kungen (Sweden)
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Trivia French censorship visa # 2182. See more »

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