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A King in New York (1957)

A King in New York
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Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin
King Shahdov
Maxine Audley Maxine Audley
Queen Irene
Jerry Desmonde Jerry Desmonde
Prime Minister Voudel
Oliver Johnston Oliver Johnston
Ambassador Jaume
Dawn Addams Dawn Addams
Ann Kay - TV Specialist
Sid James Sid James
Johnson - TV Advertiser
Joan Ingram Joan Ingram
Mona Cromwell - Hostess
Michael Chaplin Michael Chaplin
Rupert Macabee

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Pleasantly surprised

7 years, 2 months ago at Jul 31 3:45

The Good:

Upon my first impression, the movie seems quite silly. But under all the silliness of plastic surgery, rock'n'roll, fire hoses and sexual innuendo is a very intelligent satire of blatant commercialism and, yes, communism. (Chaplin himself claimed this was not a political film, but the attacks on McCarthyism and his own bitterness over his American exile are obvious... read more

A good movie

4 years ago at Oct 7 19:59
It has been many years since I saw this flick and, back then, I wasn't really impressed. If I recall it correctly, I saw it as a teenager at school and I was rather disappointed because, as a kid, I grew up with Chaplin's hilarious older movies starring the Tramp so I was expecting something really funny to happen but I barely laughed during the whole thing. Back in those days, I didn't know that ... read more
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Description: "One of the minor annoyances in modern life is a revolution." Due to a revolution in his country, King Igor Shahdov (Charlie Chaplin) comes to New York City with almost no money, his securities having been stolen by his own Prime Minister. He tries to contact the Atomic Energy Commission with his ideas for using atomic power to create a utopia. At a dinner party, some of which is televised live (unbeknownst to him,) he reveals he's had some experience in the theater. He's approached to do TV commercials but doesn't like the idea. Later, he does make a few commercials in order to get some money. Invited to speak at a ... (more)
Release date: 12 September 1957
UPC: 014381918625
Tags: 1950s (6), Comedy (6), 1957 (4), UK (3), Drama (3), Charlie Chaplin (2), Archway (1), Usa (1), Politics (1), 50's (1), HQ (1), Watch Online (1), Satire (1), Dawn Addams (1), Oliver Johnston (1), Michael Chaplin (1)
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"Chaplinin myöhäisessä hassuttelussa ei ollenkaan paista MacCarthyn kommarivainot, ei yhtään. Jotain lienee ollut hampaankolossa ja se paistaa aika selvästi läpi. Muuten oikein hauska filmi."

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