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If I Were King (1920)

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The story of vagabond poet Francois Villon was made into a play in 1901 by Justin Huntly McCarthy and in 1927 as a musical, The Vagabond King, by Rudolph Friml and Brian Hooker. The original play starred E.H. Sothern; celluloid Villons have included John Barrymore and Ronald Coleman. This version of Villon's life stars William Farnum and was directed by J. Gordon Edwards. The plotline covers familiar terrain -- in his effort to get the peasants to battle against the Burgundians, King Louis XI (Fritz Leiber) temporarily makes Villon the ruler of France. Betsy Ross Clarke plays Katherine, the king's ward who comes to love Villon. ~ Janiss Garza, Rovi

Cast

Henry Carvill
as Triestan
Betty Ross Clarke
as Katherine de Vaucelles
William Farnum
as Francois Villon
Fritz Leiber
as Louis XI
Walter Law
as Thibault
Claude Payton
as Montigney

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