Almost a King (1915)

The King of Smearcase passes away, leaving no male heir to the throne. The Princess hears the news and the Prime Minister takes up with her the matter of another king. They find that the ... See full summary »

Director:

Al Christie

Writer:

Al Christie (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lee Moran ... Jerry - the King (almost)
Stella Adams ... Jerry's Wife
Billie Rhodes ... The Princess
John Francis Dillon ... Jack - the American (as Jack Dillon)
Eddie Lyons ... Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
Victoria Forde ... Undetermined Role (unconfirmed)
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The King of Smearcase passes away, leaving no male heir to the throne. The Princess hears the news and the Prime Minister takes up with her the matter of another king. They find that the next in the royal line runs a delicatessen store in America. Jerry, the proprietor, is busy when the news comes. He finds that to succeed to the throne he must be unmarried. He has a wife, but decides that he win try to get the kingdom anyway and say nothing of his previous attachment. On the dock, as he is about to take the steamer, he meets Jack, an old friend of his, whose firm is sending him to Europe on business. He tells him of his new kingdom and invites his friend to run over any time he gets a chance and he will have the Royal Army march around for him. Back in Limberg, the capital, everything is made ready for the coming of the new king. King Jerry arrives. He is pleased with the Princess he is to marry, but is disturbed by thoughts of the wife at home. The Princess is not favorably ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Comedy | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1915 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Nestor Film Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Rather drawn out
24 December 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A two-reel comedy, written by Al E. Christie, with Lee Moran, Stella Adams, Jack Dillon and Billie Rhodes in the cast. The American delicatessen man falls heir to a distant throne and deserts his wife and family to assume possession. Later the wife and her children appear and another gains the throne. The first reel of this is a little slow, but there is considerable amusement in the second. The cast is agreeable and the comedy quite pleasing in spite of its rather drawn out character. - The Moving Picture World, May 8, 1915


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