The King on Main Street


1925

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 9, 1925
Premiere Information
Washington opening: ca17 Oct 1925
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Le Roi; pièce en quatre actes by Gaston Arman de Caillavet, Robert de Flers, Emmanuel Arène (Paris, ca1908).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5,982 or 6,229ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Serge IV, King of Molvania, is told that he must negotiate a large loan by either concluding an alliance with the House of Slavonia or through lease of oil lands to American capitalists. The king decides on the latter course and journeys to New York via Paris, where he meets Gladys Humphreys. In New York, tired of negotiations with oil representative Arthur Trent, he sneaks off to Coney Island where he has a wonderful time with a freckled boy named "Skinny" Smith. He meets Gladys again, and she introduces him to her fiancé, John Rockland, who (not knowing him to be a king) invites him to his home in Little Falls, New Jersey. There the king falls genuinely in love with Gladys but is caught in a delicate situation by Trent and is obliged to sign a lease lest her reputation be ruined. The king returns to Molvania, acquires a queen from the House of Slovania, and is told he can never leave his country again.

Film Details

Release Date
Nov 9, 1925
Premiere Information
Washington opening: ca17 Oct 1925
Production Company
Famous Players--Lasky
Distribution Company
Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Le Roi; pièce en quatre actes by Gaston Arman de Caillavet, Robert de Flers, Emmanuel Arène (Paris, ca1908).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.33 : 1
Film Length
5,982 or 6,229ft (6 reels)

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

The opening and closing sequences with the king reviewing the cavalry, first alone and then with his queen, are in color.