King's Rhapsody (1955)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama, Romance, Musical

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Richard, son of the King of Laurentia who has been living in Monte Carlo with Martha Karrillos for several years due to his parents refusal to this unroyal affair, is called to assume his ... See full summary »


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20 July 2014 | pmalcolm-58-539968
| Tedious
Having just watched King's Rhapsody and having waited many years to find a copy, I am sorry to say that it just doesn't work. Flynn is just not there! He seems to have wandered in and just been allowed to continue the role without any real sense of comedy or emotion. The rest of the cast work hard but the fact that the King has no singing voice whatsoever spoils the whole idea of the operetta and an ever convenient band of street singers doing his work just doesn't cut the ice.

I feel certain that Mr Novello would NOT have been happy with his movie despite it's lush and colourful settings. I scored it as a three out of ten and that is because they tried to make a big Hollywood musical and failed miserably. It could be done again but I doubt that it would favour any popularity in today's world and more's the pity.

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