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A King In New York

Year :
Cast :
Charles Chaplin, Maxine Audley, Jerry Desmonde, Oliver Johnston, Dawn Addams, Sidney James, Joan Ingrams, Michael Chaplin, John McLaren, Phil Brown, Harry Green, Robert Arden, Alan Gifford, Robert Cawdron, George Woodbridge, Clifford Buckton...
Production :
United Artists
Description :
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.
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