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A Royal Affair (1949)

Le roi (original title)
King Joan IV of Cerdagne, a womanizer, is on an official visit to France when he bumps into Bourdier the deputy which introduces him to the best places and charms during his stay.


Gaston Arman de Caillavet (play) (as Gaston Arman Arman de Caillavet), Emmanuel Arène (play) | 2 more credits »


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Credited cast:
Maurice Chevalier ... The King Jean IV de Cerdagne
Annie Ducaux ... Therese Marnix
Sophie Desmarets ... Mme Youyou Bourdier
Alfred Adam Alfred Adam ... Bourdier
Jean Wall ... Le Lorrain
Robert Murzeau Robert Murzeau ... Blond
Robert Vattier ... Marquis de Chamarande
Félix Paquet ... Gabrier, Postmaster General
Henri Charrett Henri Charrett ... Cormeau, Minister of Commerce
François Joux François Joux ... Marcel Rivelot
Marcel Delaître Marcel Delaître ... Count Martin de Mortier (as Delaître)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Georges Cahuzac Georges Cahuzac
Lucien Callamand Lucien Callamand ... Dominique
Gustave Hamilton Gustave Hamilton
Albert Michel Albert Michel ... Un inspecteur


King Joan IV of Cerdagne, a womanizer, is on an official visit to France when he bumps into Bourdier the deputy which introduces him to the best places and charms during his stay.

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Release Date:

14 December 1949 (France) See more »

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Spéva Films See more »
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1.37 : 1
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C'est Fini
Music by Fred Freed
Lyrics by Maurice Chevalier
Performed by Maurice Chevalier
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Sauvajon directs Chevalier ...
23 February 2019 | by happytrigger-64-390517See all my reviews

... in a palace : but that's Qualité Française !!! would have yelled the undrinkable nouvelle vague who never made any comic movie, not even one scene, because it was a sinister movement. And in "le Roi", there are a few very funny and unforgettable punchlines. "le Roi" is not a masterpiece but an entertaining comedy about international affairs settled with a king thanks to french charms. The end is unforgettable, not serious at all, how did they dare.

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