King's Rhapsody (film)
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1955 theatrical poster
|Directed by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Produced by||Herbert Wilcox|
|Based on||musical by Ivor Novello|
|Distributed by||United Artists (US)|
|26 October 1955 (UK)
|Box office||£90,884 (UK)|
- Anna Neagle as Marta Karillos
- Errol Flynn as Richard, King of Laurentia
- Patrice Wymore as Princess Cristiane
- Martita Hunt as Queen Mother
- Finlay Currie as King Paul
- Francis De Wolff as The Prime Minister
- Joan Benham as Countess Astrid
- Reginald Tate as King Peter
- Miles Malleson as Jules
- Edmund Hockridge as The Serenader
- The film was the first of what was meant to be a six-film deal over three years worth £2,500,000. 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. 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.
The film disappointed at the box office.
- Vincent Porter, 'The Robert Clark Account', Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television, Vol 20 No 4, 2000 p506
- "Errol Flynn's Big Film Deal.". The Sydney Morning Herald. National Library of Australia. 15 October 1954. p. 3. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- "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.
- Harper, Sue; Porter, Vincent (2003). British Cinema of the 1950s: The Decline of Deference. Oxford University Press. p. 157-158.
- Tony Thomas, Rudy Behlmer & Clifford McCarty, The Films of Errol Flynn, Citadel Press, 1969 p 206
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