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PREVIOUSLY PLAYED

IF I WERE KING

7:50 ONLY

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.