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1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
In this film based on a true story, King Louis XI (Basil Rathbone) 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 (Ronald Colman) 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 (Frances Dee), but then must flee execution when the King turns on him.

Cast: Ronald Colman , Basil Rathbone , Frances Dee , Ellen Drew , C.V. France , Henry Wilcoxon , Heather Thatcher , Stanley Ridges

Director: Frank Lloyd

Genres: Adventure

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

If I Were King (1938)

Release Date: August 23rd, 2002|1 hr. 40 min.

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