The Little King (film)

The Little King (French: Le petit roi) is a 1933 French drama film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Robert Lynen, Arlette Marchal and Béatrice Bretty.[1]

The Little King
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Directed byJulien Duvivier
Written byAndré Lichtenberger (novel)
Julien Duvivier
Produced byCharles Delac
Marcel Vandal
StarringRobert Lynen
Arlette Marchal
Béatrice Bretty
CinematographyJoseph Barth
Armand Thirard
Edited byMarthe Poncin
Music byTibor Harsanyi
Pathé Consortium Cinéma
Société Générale de Cinématographie
Distributed byPathé Consortium Cinéma
Release date
21 November 1933

The film's sets were designed by the art director Lucien Aguettand. It was shot at the Joinville Studios in Paris with location filming in various places including the resort town of Saint-Tropez.

It was made as a follow-up to Duvivier's 1932 hit The Red Head, which also starred Robert Lynen in the title role.


A boy inherits the throne of a fictional European country. The young Michel VIII is surrounded by untrustworthy advisors and threatened by revolutionaries. He goes to the French Riviera to recover his health, but then returns to his homeland.



  1. ^ McCann p.68


  • McCann, Ben. Julien Duvivier. Oxford University Press, 2017.

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