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The Royal Bed (1931)

Not Rated | | Comedy | 15 January 1931 (USA)
The hapless king of a small European nation must put up with a domineering queen, a daughter who wants to elope with her boyfriend, a peasant revolt and a scheming son who wants to be king ... See full summary »

Director:

Lowell Sherman

Writers:

J. Walter Ruben (screenplay), Robert E. Sherwood (play)
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Complete credited cast:
Lowell Sherman ... King Eric VIII
Mary Astor ... Princess Anne
Anthony Bushell ... Freddie Granton
Hugh Trevor ... Crown Prince William of Grec
Nance O'Neil ... Queen Martha
Robert Warwick ... Premier Northrup - Prime Minister
Gilbert Emery ... Phipps
Alan Roscoe ... Marquis of Birten
Frederick Burt Frederick Burt ... Doctor Fellman
J. Carrol Naish ... Laker (as Carrol Naish)
Nancy Lee Blaine Nancy Lee Blaine ... Lady in Waiting
Lita Chevret ... Lady in Waiting
Desmond Roberts ... Major Blent
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The hapless king of a small European nation must put up with a domineering queen, a daughter who wants to elope with her boyfriend, a peasant revolt and a scheming son who wants to be king himself and is plotting to take advantage of the situation. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Princess Anne: She's furious now because father is going out. Mother tries to boss everything - well, she not going to boss me! I'm not her husband. I'm going to lead my own life!
Granton: And may I ask when do you intend to start?
Princess Anne: As soon as she's safely on her trip to America. One of these days, Mother will pick up a New York paper and discover her daughter has eloped. You *are* going to elope with me, aren't you, Freddy?
Granton: Oh yes, Anne. I wouldn't let you elope alone.
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Opening card: Truly, there is no reason why all kings and queens should not be human beings, even though there is every reason why all human beings should not be kings and queens. ...... Louis XI See more »

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Version of The Queen's Husband (1946) See more »

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The Hero Gets to Underact
29 December 2002 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Stagy version of Robert Sherwood comedy about the waning days of a constitutional monarchy. Everyone overacts, except for director-star Lowell Sherman who acts urbanely tipsy most of the time. The story doesn't hold up well. Watch for Mary Astor in a leading role before she learned how to steal a scene.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 January 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Abdulla el grande (Mi reino por una mujer) See more »

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RKO Radio Pictures See more »
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Mono (RCA Photophone System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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