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Ambassador Bill (1931)

Passed | | Comedy | 22 November 1931 (USA)
An American ambassador arrives in a small country that is being convulsed by political intrigue and civil unrest. He befriends the young boy who is to be the country's king, to ensure that ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Taylor

Writer:

Guy Bolton (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Will Rogers ... Bill Harper
Marguerite Churchill ... Queen Vanya
Greta Nissen ... Countess Ilka
Tad Alexander ... King Paul
Ray Milland ... King Lothar
Gustav von Seyffertitz ... Prince de Polikoff (as Gustav Von Seyffertitz)
Arnold Korff ... The General
Ferdinand Munier ... Senator Pillsbury
Edwin Maxwell ... Monte Montgomery
Ernest Wood Ernest Wood ... Northfield Slater
Tom Ricketts ... Former Ambassor Littleton
Theodore Lodi Theodore Lodi ... French Ambassador
Herbert Bunston ... British Ambassador
Ben Turpin ... The Butcher
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An American ambassador arrives in a small country that is being convulsed by political intrigue and civil unrest. He befriends the young boy who is to be the country's king, to ensure that the boy is prepared to take on the role and also to see that he lives long enough to assume the crown. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 November 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dollar Bill See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(copyright length: with exit music)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Noiseless Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The source material for the DVD release is the 1936 re-release print. See more »

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Old school charm and slight hokey
23 September 2003 | by kineticaSee all my reviews

Well, this movie is definitely from the 30's. The old school charm oozes from this movie. A boy King, Mother and Father separated, evil Prime minister spoiling a happy home, and our Hero, Will Rogers to the rescue with Hometown Americana wisdom to set a small country right. NOT great movie making, but charming nonetheless. The Senator who arrives to relive Mr. Rogers when he gets in hot water could have been the mold for the Mayor of "Nightmare before Christmas", :) One funny scene involves Rogers and the Cabinet of the small country who are playing poker, oblivious to the time, and the demands of Traditional royal ceremonies. It is a soft movie, even though a revolution or two get raged during it, and the parade scenes are incongruous for the costumes of the country the actors wear. No big suds, but nothing incredibly bad either. A nice average movie....


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