Fit for a King

Fit for a King is a 1937 American film starring Joe E. Brown and directed by Edward Sedgwick.

Fit for a King
Directed byEdward Sedgwick
Produced byDavid L. Loew
Written byRichard Flournoy (original screenplay)
StarringJoe E. Brown
Helen Mack
Paul Kelly
Harry Davenport
Music byArthur Morton
CinematographyPaul Vogel
Edited byJack Ogilvie
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures
Release date
October 15, 1937[1]
Running time
73 minutes
CountryUnited States

Plot summary

Newspaper reporter "Scoops" (Brown) is sent out on assignment, to investigate the failed assassination attempts on Archduke Julio (Harry Davenport).

Trying to get the story, he runs into Jane Hamilton (Helen Mack) who is really Princess Helen. He doesn't realize that she is the story: a princess in exile, in danger of assassination; and, falling in love with "Scoops", while engaged to a prince.

The film ends with a wild chase and a shootout with machine guns. The question is, who will survive to tell the tale?




  1. "Fit for a King: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved 11 April 2014.

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