The King of England Will Not Pay

The King of England Will Not Pay (Italian: Il re d'Inghilterra non paga) is a 1941 Italian historical film drama film directed by Giovacchino Forzano and starring Andrea Checchi, Silvana Jachino and Osvaldo Valenti.[1]

The King of England Will Not Pay
Directed byGiovacchino Forzano
Written byGiovacchino Forzano
Pio Vanzi
Giuseppe Zucca
StarringAndrea Checchi
Silvana Jachino
Osvaldo Valenti
Music byGiovacchino Forzano
Alberto Franchetti
CinematographyManfredo Bertini
Edited byGiovacchino Forzano
Guido Ricci
Arno Film
Industria Cinematografica Italiana
Pisorno Cinematografica
Distributed byCine Tirrenia
Release date
2 April 1941
Running time
90 minutes

It was shot at the Tirrenia Studios. The film's sets were designed by the art directors Antonio Valente and Savino Fino.


In the thirteenth century a leading Florentine banking family are faced with ruin when the King of England refuses to repay a large loan he has taken out from them.

Main cast


  1. Gundle p.181


  • Gundle, Stephen. Fame Amid the Ruins: Italian Film Stardom in the Age of Neorealism. Berghahn Books, 2019.

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