The King and the Chorus Girl

The King and the Chorus Girl is a 1937 American romantic comedy film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and starring Fernand Gravey, Joan Blondell and Edward Everett Horton.

The King and the Chorus Girl
Fernand Gravey and Joan Blondell in Movie Poster (1937)
Directed byMervyn LeRoy
Produced byMervyn LeRoy
Written byNorman Krasna
Groucho Marx
StarringFernand Gravey
Joan Blondell
Edward Everett Horton
Alan Mowbray
Music byWerner R. Heymann
CinematographyTony Gaudio
Edited byThomas Richards
Distributed byWarner Brothers
Release date
March 27, 1937
Running time
94 minutes
CountryUnited States

Fernand Gravey plays Alfred VII, a young and rich deposed King in exile in Paris, monumentally bored. When he becomes involved with a chorus girl whom he accidentally insults (by falling asleep), her indignation provides an opportunity for his loyal courtiers to bring him back to life.

Gravey (billed as "Gravet") was at the time the subject of a significant studio publicity campaign to build his image.

The film is notable for being the only one with a screenplay officially credited to Groucho Marx.

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