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The king is a juvenile dolt who tries the patience of the shrewish queen. While she's in the throne room awaiting him, he's outside playing with guns, drilling his soldiers, and dallying with the wife of a new minister. The queen catches him kissing her, her husband figures out that something fishy is going on, and the king tries his best to proceed with his plans for a night out. The queen contrives to keep him cuffed in the bedroom: king, queen, minister, and coquette end up in a game of musical beds. Will his royal highness get his night out?Written by
There are some pretty funny moments in "The King" that save it from a lower rating. Speaking of which, this is funnier than the low rating it now sports. I haven't seen a lot of Langdon's shorts but he plays the same character in the ones I've seen, a shy, childish innocent beleaguered by circumstances beyond his control. Here he is aided by Thelma Todd, one of the best of the early comediennes.
If you ever have a chance to see this one, do it. Langdon was funny, often better than the material he's working with, and, come on - how bad can it be? It's a film short.
6/10 ****** - Website no longer prints my star rating.
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