If I Were King
If I Were King (1938)

If I Were King recounts the legend of Francois Villon, previously filmed as The Beloved Rogue (1928) and musicalized on Broadway as +The Vagabond King. Ronald Colman plays Villon, renegade poet of France during the reign of King Louis XVI.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 11, 1938
DVD Release Date: August 4, 1998
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Witty fictionalized historical adventure tale of the French 15th century vagabond poet Francois Villon.

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Emanuel Levy

Sharply written by Preston Sturges and well acted by Basil Rathbone, this commercially popular swashbuckler was nominated for four Oscars.

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TV Guide

Colman is without peer in his portrayal of the famous French poet and ne'er-do-well Francois Villon.

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Anthony Valletta
Great romantic/adventure movie. Lots of fun. Much imitated, but never equaled.