A King in New York

A King in New York
by Charlie Chaplin1h451957United Kingdom

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Fleeing revolution in his country, a European monarch seeks refuge in 1950s New York City. His corrupt Prime Minister having left him penniless, King Shahdov even stars in TV commercials to fund his living expenses. Meeting a boy whose parents are being persecuted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, he takes the homeless ten-year old under his wing, but soon after is summoned to his own HUAC hearing. Hilarious mayhem ensues, but the boy’s fate is not quite as carefree.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Editing : John Seabourne Sr.
    • Production Compagny : Cinédis, Attica Film Company
    • Photo Director : Georges Périnal
    • Set Decoration : Allan Harris
    • Costume Design : John Wilson Appearson
    • Sound Recorder : John Cox
    • Distributor : MK2
    • Original Music : Charlie Chaplin
    • Producer : Charlie Chaplin
    • Director : Charlie Chaplin
    • Scenario : Charlie Chaplin
    • Sound Editing : Spencer Reeve
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1957
    • French release date : 25 octobre 1957
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Black and White
    • Language : English

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