The King and the Chorus Girl (1937) - Rotten Tomatoes

The King and the Chorus Girl1937

The King and the Chorus Girl (1937)





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Groucho Marx received co-writer credit (along with his old friend Norman Krasna) for King and the Chorus Girl, though very little Marxian wit is in evidence. What remains is a fun but forgettable comedy about a European monarch (Fernand Gravet) who woos and wins a down-to-earth American chorine (Joan Blondell) who works at the Folies Bergere. Edward Everett Horton and Jane Wyman (fifth-billed) provide comic relief as the respective best friends and severest critics of the leading players. The film had a topical edge in that it was released the year after Britain's King Edward renounced his throne for American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson. Significantly, King and the Chorus Girl was released in England as Romance is Sacred, effectively downplaying the touchy "royal" angle.


Fernand Gravey
as Alfred Bruger VII
Joan Blondell
as Miss Dorothy Ellis
Edward Everett Horton
as Count Humbert Evel Bruger
Jane Wyman
as Babette Latour
Mary Nash
as Duchess Anna
Kenny Baker
as Soloist
Ben Welden
as Waiter
Lionel Pape
as Prof. Kornish
Adrian Rosley
as Concierge
Armand Kaliz
as Theatre Manager
Velma Wayne
as Bolero Dancer
Georgette Rhodes
as Hatcheck Girl
George Sorel
as Servant
Sam Ash
as Violinist
Lee Kohlmar
as Violinist
Gaston Glass
as Junior Officer
Robert Graves
as Captain of the Ocean Liner
Adele St. Maur
as Stewardess
Georges Renavent
as Yacht Captain
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Go figure, it's co-written by Groucho Marx and is not funny.

December 2, 2019 | Rating: C | Full Review…

Romance in Paris is much more sensible than you might expect, considering the authorship.

October 9, 2019 | Full Review…

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