The King on Main Street
The King on Main Street, also known as The King, is a 1925 American silent romantic comedy film directed by Monta Bell and starring Adolphe Menjou and Bessie Love. The film is based on 1908 French play Le Roi by Gaston Arman de Caillavet, Robert de Flers and Emmanuel Arène, and was adapted for the screen by Bell.
|The King on Main Street|
|Directed by||Monta Bell|
|Produced by||Adolph Zukor|
Jesse L. Lasky
|Written by||Monta Bell (adaptation)|
Douglas Zoty (scenario)
|Based on||Le Roi|
by Gaston Arman de Caillavet
Robert de Flers
|Cinematography||James Wong Howe|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
- Bessie Love as Mary Young
- Adolphe Menjou as King Serge IV of Molvania
- Greta Nissen as Therese Manix
- Oscar Shaw as John Rockland
- Joseph Kilgour as Arthur Trent
- Edgar Norton as Hugo Jensen
- Mario Majeroni as Count Krenko
- Carlotta Monterey as Mrs. Nash
- Marcia Harris as Aunt Tabitha Young
- Edouard Durand as Bourdier
- Lois Wilson as Guest in Lobby (uncredited)
- Jack La Rue as One of the King's Servants in Paris (uncredited)
The film was partially filmed on location in New York, New Jersey, and Coney Island.
The film did well at the box office, particularly in small town America.
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