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If I Were King
B&W : Eight reels
Directed by J. Gordon Edwards
Cast: William Farnum [François Villon], Betty Ross Clarke [Katherine], Fritz Lieber (Fritz Leiber) [Louis XI], Walter Law [Thibault], Harry Carvill [Triestan], Claude Payton [Montigney], V.V. Clogg [Toison D’Or], Harold Clairmont [Noel], Renita Johnson [Hugette], Kathryn Chase [Elizabeth]
Fox Film Corporation production; distributed by Fox Film Corporation. / Produced by William Fox. Scenario by E. Lloyd Sheldon, from the play adaptation If I Were King by Justin Huntly McCarthy of the novel If I Were King by Justin Huntly McCarthy. Cinematography by John W. Boyle. Presented by William Fox. / © 14 August 1920 by William Fox [LP15450]. Released July 1920. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The novel was previously filmed as If I Were King (1911). The novel was subsequently filmed as The Beloved Rogue (1927).
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.2125.
Survival status: Print exists in the Library of Congress film archive.
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Listing updated: 11 August 2009.
References: AFI-F1 n. F1.2125; Everson-American p. 150; Smith-Colman p. 211; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 39-40.