Le Prince Jean (1936)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Le Prince Jean is based on a play by Charles Mere, which in turn was reportedly inspired by a true story. Pierre Richard-Willm stars as wastrelly Prince Jean d'Axel, who drops out of public view to join the French Foreign Legion. Upon his return to his native country five years later, the Prince discovers his throne has been stolen by pretenders. This not only puts a crimp in his leadership abilities, but also threatens to squelch his romance with the beautiful Claire d'Arlong (Natalie Paley). Summoning the intestinal fortitude which he'd gleaned during his years with the Legion, Prince Jean regains his throne and his lady fair. Le Prince Jean was distributed worldwide by Hollywood-based 20th Century-Fox.