The Vagabond King (1930)


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).
Writers: Brian Hooker (operetta), Herman J. Mankiewicz (adaptation & additional dialogue), Justin Huntly McCarthy (play), William H. Post (operetta), R.H. Russell (novel) (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).


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  1. ahithophel ebejer
    August 19, 2021

    sir, please note that sound is missing from the movie

  2. ahithophel ebejer
    August 19, 2021

    sir, please ignore my previous comment, because the volume of my device was turned off

    • Jon W.
      August 19, 2021

      All good!

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