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The King on Main Street
Also known as [The King]
(1925) American
Color/B&W : [?] Six or Seven? reels / [?] 5982 or 6229? feet
Directed by Monta Bell

Cast: Adolphe Menjou [Serge IV, King of Molvania], Bessie Love [Gladys Humphreys], Greta Nissen [Terese Manix], Oscar Shaw [John Rockland], Joseph Kilgour [Arthur Trent], Edgar Norton [Jensen], Mario Majeroni [Count Krenko], Carlotta Monterey [Mrs. Nash], Marcia Harris [Aunt Tabitha Humphreys], Edouard Durand [Bourdier]

Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Scenario by Douglas Z. Doty, from an adaptation by Monta Bell of the novel Le Roi by Gaston Arman de Caillvet, Robert de Flers and Emmanuel Arène. Art direction by Sam Corso. Cinematography by James Howe (James Wong Howe). Presented by Adolph Zukor and Jesse L. Lasky. / © 12 November 1925 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP21990]. Premiered circa 17 October 1925 in Washington, DC. Released [?] 1 or 9? November 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Technicolor two-strip color process sequences.

Comedy-Drama.

Survival status: Prints exist in private film collections [8mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Color cinematography

Listing updated: 21 March 2015.

References: Basten-Technicolor p. 169; Brownlow-Parade p. 291; Everson-American p. 269; FilmYearBook-1926 pp. 40, 43, 46, 61; Limbacher-Feature p. 132; Shipman-Cinema p. 86 : Website-AFI.

Home video: DVD.

 
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