If I Were King

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.

Writing:
  • Preston Sturges
  • Justin Huntly McCarthy
Directing:
  • Frank Lloyd
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  • Release Date: 1938-09-28
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 101

Basil Rathbone

King Louis XI

C. V. France

Father Villon

John Miljan

Thibaut d'Aussigny

Eric Mayne

Court Member

Paul Harvey

Burgundian Herald

Sidney Toler

Robin Turgis

Stanley Ridges

Rene de Montigny

Lester Matthews

General Saliere

Francis McDonald

Casin Cholet

Eddie Hall

Soldier

Alma Lloyd

Colette

Claude King

Courtier

Ellen Drew

Huguette

Ronald Colman

François Villon

Frances Dee

Katherine de Vaucelles

Henry Wilcoxon

Captain of the Watch

Bruce Lester

Noel de Jolys

Walter Kingsford

Tristan l'Hermite

Colin Tapley

Jehan Le Loup

Ralph Forbes

Oliver le Dain

William Haade

Guy Tabarie

Adrian Morris

Colin de Cayeulx

Montagu Love

General Dudon

William Farnum

General Barbezier

Winter Hall

Major Domo

Jean Fenwick

Lady-in-Waiting

Lionel Belmore

Chief Steward

Ed Brady

Beggar

Ethel Clayton

Old Woman

David Clyde

First Officer

Paul Newlan

Beggar
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