If I Were King Poster

Release Date: August 23rd, 2002

Not Yet Rated|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 Fran├žois 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

Production Co: Paramount

Keywords: Escape, Love, Moving, Rousing


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