A King in New York

110 minutes 1957 7.0

A European king seeks refuge in New York after a revolution in his homeland. Stranded and penniless, he is forced to take drastic measures to support himself, such as appearing in TV commercials. He encounters an orphaned boy and takes him under his wing, but then he and the boy are summoned for questioning by the committee for un-American activities.

This Chaplin movie was the last one in which Chaplin himself had the lead role, and was made after he left the United States. Due to its political satire and criticism of McCarthy's USA, the film did not receive an American premiere until 26 years after it was originally released. Nevertheless, or perhaps precisely because of this, the film became a success in Europe and was nominated for Nastro d’Argento, one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious awards.

The film is not playable outside of Norway
Category: Feature Film
Genre: Drama, comedy
Actors: Charles Chaplin, Maxine Audley, Jerry Desmonde, Oliver Johnston
Director: Charles Chaplin
Producer: Charles Chaplin
Script: Charles Chaplin
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English