If I Were King 1938
King Louis XI masquerades as a commoner in Paris, seeking out the treachery he is sure lurks in his kingdom. At a local tavern, he overhears the brash poet François Villon extolling why he would be a better king. Annoyed yet intrigued, the King bestows on Villon the title of Grand Constable. Soon Villon begins work and falls for a lovely lady-in-waiting, but then must flee execution when the King turns on him.
Director: Frank Lloyd, William Tummel
Actors: Alma Lloyd, Basil Rathbone, Bruce Lester, C. V. France, Ellen Drew, Frances Dee, Heather Thatcher, Henry Wilcoxon, Ronald Colman, Stanley Ridges