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If I Were King

If I Were King(1938)

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Brief Synopsis

Vagabond poet Francois Villon wins the chance to improve life in Medieval France, if he will give up his lower-class friends.

Cast & Crew

Frank Lloyd Director
Ronald Colman François Villon
Basil Rathbone Louis XI
Frances Dee Katherine DeVaucelles
Ellen Drew Huguette
C. V. France Father Villon
Henry Wilcoxon Captain of the watch
Stanley Ridges Rene de Montigny
Bruce Lester Noel le Jolys
Walter Kingsford Tristan L'Hermite
Alma Lloyd Colette
Sidney Toler Robin Turgis
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1938 Production Date:  none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording) Production Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  100 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  11    

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  • If I Were King is one of my favorites!

    CaptainRenault 2013-03-08

    I disagree with the reviewer who opines that it's Colman's finest. A Double Life and A Tale of Two Cities are still tops. But the story is... MORE>

  • I forgot to mention ...

    Mr. Blandings 2012-09-19

    The sets on this film are simply breathtaking, particularly the picturesque yet realistic rooftop views from the battlements. I can't say enough good... MORE>

  • If I Were King (1938)

    Mr. Blandings 2012-09-19

    Brilliant! The perfect movie--even better than Prisoner of Zenda (and that's really saying something). Ronald Colman is ... superb! Basil Rathbone is... MORE>