A King in New York
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King Shadov (Charles Chaplin), the newly deposed monarch of a small European country, arrives in New York to face a life in exile. No sooner does he get here, however, than he discovers that his prime minister has stolen the entire royal treasury and departed for parts unknown. Stranded in New York in a luxury hotel without any money, the king tries to adjust to life in America and elicit interest in his plan for the peaceful use of nuclear power. He finds America in 1957 to be too noisy for his taste, however -- a run-in with some rock & roll dancers leads to some slapstick antics, and he… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The coming of talkie films has been unkind to the legendary silent film comic, Charlie Chaplin."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A King in New York proved prophetic, not only in the McCarthy witch-hunts, but also in the relentless advertising and television obsession we have today."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Taking a fire hose to HUAC is an impulse worth applauding, but the overall movie is so tone-deaf and tired that the method sinks the message."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
"Though constrained by budget and the unfamiliar methods of British studios, the film is nonetheless Chaplin's last great gift to the world."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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