The King on Main Street (1925)

Comedy-drama | 9 November 1925

Director:

Monta Bell

Cinematographer:

James Wong Howe

Production Designer:

Sam Corso

Production Company:

Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
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HISTORY

The opening and closing sequences with the king reviewing the cavalry, first alone and then with his queen, are in ... More Less

The opening and closing sequences with the king reviewing the cavalry, first alone and then with his queen, are in color. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
1 Nov 1925.
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MPW
7 Nov 1925
p. 60.
New York Times
26 Oct 1925
p. 25.
Photoplay
Jan 1926
p. 36.
Variety
28 Oct 1925
p. 36.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 November 1925
Premiere Information:
Washington opening: ca17 October 1925
New York opening: 25 October 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
12 November 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21990
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black & white with color sequences
Technicolor
Length(in feet):
5,982 , 6,229
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Serge IV, King of Molvania, is told that he must negotiate a large loan by either concluding an alliance with the House of Slavonia or through lease of oil lands to American capitalists. The king decides on the latter course and journeys to New York via Paris, where he meets Gladys Humphreys. In New York, tired of negotiations with oil representative Arthur Trent, he sneaks off to Coney Island where he has a wonderful time with a freckled boy named "Skinny" Smith. He meets Gladys again, and she introduces him to her fiancé, John Rockland, who (not knowing him to be a king) invites him to his home in Little Falls, New Jersey. There the king falls genuinely in love with Gladys but is caught in a delicate situation by Trent and is obliged to sign a lease lest her reputation be ruined. The king returns to Molvania, acquires a queen from the House of Slovania, and is told he can never leave his country ... +


Serge IV, King of Molvania, is told that he must negotiate a large loan by either concluding an alliance with the House of Slavonia or through lease of oil lands to American capitalists. The king decides on the latter course and journeys to New York via Paris, where he meets Gladys Humphreys. In New York, tired of negotiations with oil representative Arthur Trent, he sneaks off to Coney Island where he has a wonderful time with a freckled boy named "Skinny" Smith. He meets Gladys again, and she introduces him to her fiancé, John Rockland, who (not knowing him to be a king) invites him to his home in Little Falls, New Jersey. There the king falls genuinely in love with Gladys but is caught in a delicate situation by Trent and is obliged to sign a lease lest her reputation be ruined. The king returns to Molvania, acquires a queen from the House of Slovania, and is told he can never leave his country again. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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