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 he must defeat the invading Burgundians and win the love of the beautiful Katherine.
Director: Ludwig Berger & Ernst Lubitsch (uncredited).
Stars: Dennis King, Jeanette MacDonald, O.P. Heggie, Lillian Roth, Warner Oland, Arthur Stone, Tom Ricketts, Lawford Davidson, Christian J. Frank, Elda Voelkel, Dorothy Davis.
1930 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Art Direction (Hans Dreier).
The Vagabond King (1930)
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