Fit for a King (1937)

Approved   |    |  Comedy, Romance


Fit for a King (1937) Poster

A newspaper reporter assigned to do a story on royalty and the antics begin. Some comic relief.

TIP
Add this title to your Watchlist
Save movies and shows to keep track of what you want to watch.

6.1/10
81

Photos


See all photos

More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


11 April 2007 | JohnHowardReid
9
| Fit for a Hundred Laughs
An amusing comedy which commences with a splendid joke on the audience and then gathers pace as it moves with admirable celerity to an ingeniously staged, all-out slapstick action climax.

The screenplay provides plenty of comic opportunities for Joe E. Brown, who even gets a chance to demonstrate both his famous yell and the acrobatic skill he developed in his vaudeville tumbling act. In many scenes Brown is particularly well supported by Paul Kelly, of all people, who here displays an outstanding comic ability as a straight man I'd not even suspected. Helen Mack, as usual, makes a delightful heroine and we enjoyed John Qualen, Halliwell Hobbes and the rest of the welcome faces in the support cast.

Edward Sedgwick handles the whole affair with both acumen and pace, assisted by excellent photography and snappy film editing. Although produced independently, production values are mighty impressive with Brown cavorting to great effect with props galore amidst hordes of extras in eye-catching sets.

More Like This

  • Aunt Clara

    Aunt Clara

  • Riding on Air

    Riding on Air

  • Fly-By-Night

    Fly-By-Night

  • The Girl Who Dared

    The Girl Who Dared

  • Swing High, Swing Low

    Swing High, Swing Low

  • A Shriek in the Night

    A Shriek in the Night

  • Earthworm Tractors

    Earthworm Tractors

  • Flirting with Fate

    Flirting with Fate

  • Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven

    Texas, Brooklyn & Heaven

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Comedy | Romance

Details

Release Date:

1 September 1937

Language

English, French


Country of Origin

USA

Yorgos Who? Inside 'The Favourite' Director's World

Get to know the fractured films of Yorgos Lanthimos, director of Oscar-nominee The Favourite. And join us here for the IMDb LIVE at the Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party, streaming at 7:30 p.m. EST/4:30 p.m. PST on Sunday, Feb. 24.

Watch now

Featured on IMDb

Check out our guide to the Academy Awards, our coverage of the 2019 awards season, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com