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If I Were King (1938) was a Adventure - Historical Film directed by Frank Lloyd and produced by Frank Lloyd and Lou Smith.

Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Supporting ActorBasil RathboneNominated
Best Art DirectionHans Dreier, John GoodmanNominated
Best Music - ScoringRichard HagemanNominated
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MADE IN 1938 Blogathon: If I Were King

on Jan 16, 2019 From Caftan Woman

Crystal of In the Good Old Days of Classic Hollywood and Robin of Pop Culture Reverie are hosting a blogathon tribute to the exemplary film season of 1938. The Irish politician, historian and writer Justin Huntly McCarthy (1859-1936) is one of the creative minds to be inspired by the life of ... Read full article


If I Were King (1938)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 14, 2018 From 4 Star Films

There’s a moment in the film that can’t help but draw us back to Genesis where Joseph (of technicolor dream coat fame) has risen in the ranks of Egypt and finds himself with the lives of his brothers in the palm of his hands. He’s able to toy with them while also blessing them imme... Read full article


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Quotes from

Colette: Epitaph? What's that?
François Villon: Oh, usually something good about somebody bad... after they're dead.


Rene: Fine time to be writing poetry.
François Villon: What better time? If a man isn't inspired by his own death, he's beyond inspiration.


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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onOctober 16, 1939 with Frances Dee reprising her film role.
William Farnum, who plays Gen. Barbezier, starred as Villon in the first film version of If I Were King in 1920.
Darryl Hickman's film debut.
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