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THE VAGABOND KING (1930)
Starring Dennis King, Jeanette MacDonald, O.P. Heggie, Lillian Roth,
Directed by Ludwig Berger
Runtime: 104 min.
Print quality: C
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.
THE VAGABOND KING (1956)
tarring Kathryn Grayson, Oreste Kirkop, Rita Moreno, Cedric Hardwicke,
Walter Hampden, Leslie Nielsen
Directed by Michael Curtiz
Runtime: 86 min.
Print quality: A
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.