The King and the Chorus Girl
Groucho Marx received co-writer credit (along with his old friend Norman Krasna) for King and the Chorus Girl, though very little Marxian wit is in evidence. What remains is a fun but forgettable comedy about a European monarch (Fernand Gravet) who woos and wins a down-to-earth American chorine (Joan Blondell) who works at the Folies Bergere. Edward Everett Horton and Jane Wyman (fifth-billed) provide comic relief as the respective best friends and severest critics of the leading players. The film had a topical edge in that it was released the year after Britain’s King Edward renounced his throne for American divorcee Wallis Warfield Simpson. Significantly, King and the Chorus Girl was released in England as Romance is Sacred, effectively downplaying the touchy “royal” angle.
Release date: Mar 27, 1937
Production Company: Warner Bros.
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Genre: Comedy,Musical & Performing Arts,Romance
The King and the Chorus Girl Caste and Crew
Director: Mervyn LeRoy
writer: Norman Krasna,Groucho Marx
Fernand Gravey,Joan Blondell,Edward Everett Horton,Jane Wyman,Alan Mowbray,Mary Nash,Kenny Baker,Luis Alberni,Ben Welden,Lionel Pape,Leonard Mudie,Adrian Rosley,Ferdinand Schumann-Heink,Torben Meyer,Armand Kaliz,Velma Wayne,Georgette Rhodes,George Sorel,Alphonse Martell,Sam Ash,Lee Kohlmar,Carlos San Martin,Gaston Glass,Jacques Lory,Robert Graves,Adele St. Maur,Georges Renavent,Carole Landis