King's Rhapsody (film)

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King's Rhapsody
King's Rhapsody - Poster.jpg
1955 theatrical poster
Directed by Herbert Wilcox
Produced by Herbert Wilcox
Based on musical by Ivor Novello
Starring Errol Flynn
Anna Neagle
Patrice Wymore
Distributed by United Artists (US)
Release date
26 October 1955 (UK)
1957 (US)
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Box office £90,884 (UK)[1]

King's Rhapsody is a 1955 English musical film directed by Herbert Wilcox and starring Anna Neagle, Errol Flynn and Patrice Wymore. It was based on the musical King's Rhapsody by Ivor Novello.[2]


Production notes[edit]

  • The film was the first of what was meant to be a six-film deal over three years worth £2,500,000.[3] The intention was that Flynn and Neagle would form a team along the lines of Neagle's pairing with Michael Wilding, starting with The White Witch of Rose Hall in Jamaica.[4] However this was the last of the two movies they made together.
  • Released on VHS home video; available on DVD in the UK since 2014

The film was not a success.[5]


The film disappointed at the box office.[6]


  1. ^ Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p506
  2. ^
  3. ^ "Errol Flynn's Big Film Deal.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 15 October 1954. p. 3. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "FINCH'S BIG CHANCE IN U.K. FILM.". The Sunday Times. Perth: National Library of Australia. 16 January 1955. p. 38. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  5. ^ Harper, Sue; Porter, Vincent (2003). British Cinema of the 1950s: The Decline of Deference. Oxford University Press. p. 157-158. 
  6. ^ Tony Thomas, Rudy Behlmer & Clifford McCarty, The Films of Errol Flynn, Citadel Press, 1969 p 206

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