IF I WERE KING
Thursday, April 23
(1938, Frank Lloyd) Ronald Colman, as swashbucking beggar-poet François Villon, engages in battle of wits with wily king Basil Rathbone in superbly-recreated 15th-century France. For his re-write of the 40-year-old play, Sturges personally translated Villon’s poetry and added some Villonesque verse of his own. Approx. 101 min. 35mm print courtesy UCLA Film & Television Archive.