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3.5
407 Ratings

A King in New York

Directed by Charlie Chaplin
United Kingdom, 1957
Comedy, Drama

Synopsis

Fleeing revolution in his country, a European monarch seeks refuge in New York. Completely broke, he stars in TV commercials to fund his living expenses. When he meets a boy whose parents are persecuted by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, he takes the homeless teen under his wing.

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A King in New York Directed by Charlie Chaplin

Critics reviews

Time has proven this a remarkably wise picture, defined by a generosity towards nearly all of its characters… Chaplin presents the relationship with surprisingly little sentimentality, which might be why the film’s ending—a tragic reversal of the reunion that closes CITY LIGHTS—is among the most devastating moments in Chaplin’s career.
March 03, 2017
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