My Friend the King (1931)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 52 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Comedian Jerry Verno, who played a cabbie in Michael Powell's earlier Two Crowded Hours, is back behind the livery wheel in My Friend the King. King Ludwig Eric Pavitt) is a young Ruritanian prince who is unceremoniously abducted by revolutionaries led by the wicked Count Huelin (Tracey Holmes). Verno is called upon to help in the efforts to save the young ruler, going as far as disguising himself as a countess to effectuate the rescue. After a lengthy car chase, all ends well with the prince restored to his rightful place. My Friend was one of five movies that Michael Powell filmed during his first busy year as a director.

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aristocracy, friendship, heir, king, life, prince, rescue, royalty