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A King in New York (1957)

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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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Charles Chaplin Charles Chaplin
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Pleasantly surprised

12 years, 6 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

9 years, 4 months 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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1 year, 2 months ago at Nov 28 15:33
(MU) Gorgeous restauration. Chaplin as a royal witness of America's materialism ans lack of nobility, not in the monarchial way but in the humna. Just see his sober silent expression when he realizes the boy has benn blalckmailed to accuse his parents comrades...
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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: 23 September 1957
UPC: 014381918625
Tags: Comedy (7), 1950s (5), Drama (4), 1957 (3), UK (2), Charlie Chaplin (2), Satire (1), Politics (1), HQ (1), 50's (1), Watch Online (1), Archway (1), Dawn Addams (1), Oliver Johnston (1), Michael Chaplin (1)
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“(MU) Gorgeous restauration. Chaplin as a royal witness of America's materialism ans lack of nobility, not in the monarchial way but in the humna. Just see his sober silent expression when he realizes the boy has benn blalckmailed to accuse his parents comrades...” read more

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" Notes: 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 Chaplin had been basically thrown out from the USA because he was supposedly communist, so there was some irony which I missed concerning the fact the main character was almost fac"


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" Notes: 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 Chaplin had been basically thrown out from the USA because he was supposedly communist, so there was some irony which I missed concerning the fact the main character was almost fac"


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"18.2. 2020 Chaplin was always ahead of his time and he was always phenomenal because all of his films are different. After "Limelight" was released, mccarthyists and other American fascists attacked Chaplin and tried to destroy him and his career, which forced Chaplin to leave USA. "A King in New York" is a response to all the injustice he has experienced and much more. It is an incredibly complicated film, and most importantly, it is the work of a free man. Chaplin told what he really thinks"


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"22.3. Chaplin esittää myöhäistyössään maanpakoon joutunutta kuvitteellisen valtion kuningasta, josta tulee vahingossa mainosjulkkis. Huumori on välillä aivan kamalaa, ja välillä ihan kelvollista. Nykyvinkkelistä katsottuna jotkut hassuttelun aiheet ovat auttamattoman vanhentuneita ja joku voisi ehkä suuttuakin trans gender -vitsailusta. Loppupuolella Chaplin vetäisee sitten poikansa kautta henkilökohtaista tilitystä kommunistivainoista ja niiden absurdiudesta. Rohkea tilitys on "


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