About the film
paris, france based on novel or book poet king turncoat 15th century
If I Were King
Release Date: September 28, 1938
|Slogan||:||«His Love-Making Was as Dangerous as His Sword-Play»|
|Producers||:||Frank Lloyd, William LeBaron, Lou Smith, Waldo Twitchell|
|Writers||:||Preston Sturges, Justin Huntly McCarthy|
King Louis XI masquerades as a commoner in Paris, seeking out the treachery he is sure lurks in his kingdom. At a local tavern, he overhears the brash poet François Villon extolling why he would be a better king. Annoyed yet intrigued, the King bestows on Villon the title of Grand Constable. Soon Villon begins work and falls for a lovely lady-in-waiting, but then must flee execution when the King turns on him.