Synopsis

Fleeing revolution in his country, a European monarch seeks refuge in 1950s New York City. His corrupt Prime Minister having left him penniless, King Shahdov even stars in TV commercials to fund his living expenses. Meeting a boy whose parents are being persecuted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, he takes the homeless ten-year old under his wing, but soon after is summoned to his own HUAC hearing. Hilarious mayhem ensues, but the boy’s fate is not quite as carefree.

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Charlie Chaplin
Charles Spencer ‘Charlie’ Chaplin became a worldwide icon through his screen persona ‘the Tramp’ and is considered one of the most important figures in the history of filmmaking. His career spanned more than 75 years, from childhood in the Victorian era until a year before his death in 1977 - and encompassed both adulation and controversy.

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Photos © Roy Export S.A.S. DVD catalogue number: ART769DVD Blu-ray catalogue number: ART163BD Production year: 1957

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Out now on DVD, Blu-ray & on demand

Also part of The Charlie Chaplin Collection

GENRE: Comedy

CERTIFICATE: U

DIRECTOR: Charlie Chaplin

COUNTRIES: UK

LANGUAGES: English

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  • “Gentle, optimistic and funny”

    Roger Ebert, RogerEbert.com

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