GenreComedy, Romance Duration CountryUnited States
WriterNorman Krasna, Groucho Marx Release dateMarch 27, 1937 ProductionWarner Bros. Entertainment CastFernand Gravey (Alfred Bruger VII (as Fernand Gravet)), Joan Blondell (Miss Dorothy Ellis), Edward Everett Horton (Count Humbert Evel Bruger), Alan Mowbray (Donald Taylor), Mary Nash (Duchess Anna of Elberfield), Jane Wyman (Babette Latour) Similar moviesZandalee, Lost and Delirious, Interstellar, Jamon Jamon, Angel, The Great Beauty
TaglineReign, Reign go away! His Royal Highness wants to play!
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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.
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.
Fernand Gravey as Alfred Bruger VII
Joan Blondell as Miss Dorothy Ellis
Edward Everett Horton as Count Humbert Evel Bruger
Alan Mowbray as Donald Taylor
Mary Nash as Duchess Anna of Elberfield
Jane Wyman as Babette Latour
Luis Alberni as Gaston
Lionel Pape as Professor Kornisch
Kenny Baker as Folies Bergère Soloist
Al Shaw and Sam Lee (Shaw and Lee) as Folies Bergère Entertainers
unbilled players include Virginia Dabney and Carole Landis