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King for a Day (1940)

King Little receives a letter that says, "Please be at home to-day. I have orders to shoot you!" He promptly makes Gabby king for a day. The little braggart is thrilled until he learns the reason why.

Directors:

Dave Fleischer, Willard Bowsky (uncredited)

Writer:

Joe Stultz (story) (as Joseph E. Stultz)
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Cast

Uncredited cast:
Pinto Colvig ... Gabby (voice) (uncredited)
Jack Mercer ... King Little (voice) (uncredited)
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Storyline

Gabby has a letter to deliver to the king of Lilliput; when he arrives, the king is in the bath and Gabby tries on the royal robe. The king emerges and gives Gabby a stern look; Gabby hands over the letter and leaves quickly. The letter, however, is ominous: "Please be at home today; I have orders to shoot you." The king calls for Gabby: looks like he'll get his wish after all. But just after taking the throne, he sees the letter and panics; as he runs through the castle, he trips and does battle with many objects; he thinks he has gotten rid of the assassin and calls the king out. Just then, the man arrives to shoot the king; they argue over which is the king, and Gabby runs off just as there's an explosion of flash powder; the man was a photographer, and the photo isn't at all flattering. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Certificate:

Approved
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 October 1940 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fleischer Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)| Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Spun-off from Gulliver's Travels (1939) See more »

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Introducing Gabby
5 January 2019 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

The little wise guy is a mailman in this one. The king, a coward, gets word that he will be shot today and he turns over the throne to Gabby for a day. All sorts of things make Gabby think he is under assault. It is a colorful, fast paced offering. Gabby was a character in "Gulliver's Travels." It will be interesting to see some of the other features.


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