If I Were King

1938 film by Frank Lloyd / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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If I Were King is a 1938 American biographical and historical film starring Ronald Colman as medieval poet François Villon, and featuring Basil Rathbone and Frances Dee. It is based on the 1901 play and novel, both of the same name, by Justin Huntly McCarthy, and was directed by Frank Lloyd, with a screenplay adaptation by Preston Sturges.

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If I Were King
1938 US theatrical poster
Directed byFrank Lloyd
Written byPreston Sturges
Based onthe 1901 novel and play, both titled If I Were King
by Justin Huntly McCarthy
Produced byFrank Lloyd
StarringRonald Colman
Basil Rathbone
Frances Dee
CinematographyTheodor Sparkuhl
Edited byHugh Bennett
Music byRichard Hageman
Milan Roder
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • November 11, 1938 (1938-11-11)
Running time
101 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budgetover $1 million[1]

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