If I Were King (1938)

King Louis XI masquerades as a commoner in Paris, seeking out the treachery he is sure lurks in his kingdom. At a local tavern, he overhears the brash poet François Villon extolling why he would be a better king. Annoyed yet intrigued, the King bestows on Villon the title of Grand Constable. Soon Villon begins work and falls for a lovely lady-in-waiting, but then must flee execution when the King turns on him.

Directing:
  • Frank Lloyd

Writing:
  • Preston Sturges
  • Justin Huntly McCarthy

Stars:
Release Date: 1938-09-28
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 101
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