The Vagabond King
Starring Kathryn Grayson, Oreste Kirkop, Rita Moreno, Cedric Hardwicke,
Walter Hampden, Leslie Nielsen
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Runtime: 86 min.
In 1461, French nobles fearing King Louis XI may seize their lands, join
forces with the rebellious Duke of Burgundy to overthrow the king. One
of the Duke's captains suggests enlisting the aid of Francois Villon who is
known to oppose the king and is leader of the Vagabonds, a group that
robs the rich to aid the poor. In league with Burgundy, Villon and two of
his cohorts enter Paris, but are captured by the king's men. The king,
recognizing Villon's power over the people, proposes that Villon defend
Paris against Burgundy and help uncover traitors in the court.