The Magnificent Fraud
|The Magnificent Fraud|
|Directed by||Robert Florey|
|Produced by||Harlan Thompson|
|Cinematography||William C. Mellor|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
The Magnificent Fraud is a 1939 American film directed by Robert Florey.
Akim Tamiroff plays an actor performing in a nameless Latin American country who is pressed into service when the president is fatally injured by a bomb. Impersonating the president, the actor balances the pleasures and temptations of office, dangerous palace intrigue, and his duty to the people of the country.
Parts of the film were shot in Balboa Park in San Diego.
- Akim Tamiroff as Jules LaCroix / President Alvarado
- Lloyd Nolan as Sam Barr
- Mary Boland as Mme. Geraldine Genet
- Patricia Morison as Claire Hill
- Ralph Forbes as Harrison Todd
- Steffi Duna as Carmelita
- Ernest Cossart as Duval
- George Zucco as Dr. Luis Virgo
- Robert Warwick as General Pablo Hernandez
- Frank Reicher as Mendietta Garcia
- Robert Middlemass as Morales
- Abner Biberman as Ruiz
- Donald Gallaher as Dr. Diaz
- Barbara Pepper as June
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