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The Vagabond King (1930)

104 min | Musical, Romance

The story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His hanging will be postponed for 24 hours, and in that time...See moreThe story takes place in medieval France. Poet-rogue Francois Villon, sentenced to hang by King Louis XI for writing derogatory verses about him, is offered a temporary reprieve. His hanging will be postponed for 24 hours, and in that time he must defeat the invading Burgundians and win the love of the beautiful Katherine. Written by Albert Sanchez Moreno See less
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Writers
Brian Hooker (operetta The Vagabond King) | Herman J. Mankiewicz (adaptation) (additional dialogue) | Justin Huntly McCarthy (play "If I Were King") | William H. Post (operetta The Vagabond King)
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$1,200,000
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Release date
Feb 17, 1930 (United States)

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25 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Dennis King
Fran├žois Villon Fran├žois Villon   See fewer
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Jeanette MacDonald
Katherine Katherine   See fewer
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O.P. Heggie
King Louis XI King Louis XI   See fewer
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Lillian Roth
Huguette Huguette   See fewer
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Warner Oland
Thibault Thibault   See fewer
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Arthur Stone
Oliver the barber Oliver the barber   See fewer
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Tom Ricketts
The Astrologer (as Thomas Ricketts) The Astrologer (as Thomas Ricketts)   See fewer
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Lawford Davidson
Tristan Tristan   See fewer
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Christian J. Frank
Executioner Executioner   See fewer
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Dorothy Davis
Brunette Brunette   See fewer
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Thora Waverly
Brunette Brunette   See fewer
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Cecile Cameron
Brunette Brunette   See fewer
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Jean Douglas
Blonde Blonde   See fewer
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Rae Murray
Blonde Blonde   See fewer
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Blanche Thompson
Blonde (as Blanche Saunders) Blonde (as Blanche Saunders)   See fewer
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Gloria Faythe
Page (as Gloria Faith) Page (as Gloria Faith)   See fewer
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Iris Adrian
Extra (uncredited) Extra (uncredited)   See fewer
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Leon Beaumon
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Nelson McDowell
Messenger (uncredited) Messenger (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.1 / 10 | 92 votes