"The King in New York" ( Eng. A King in New York ) is a film by Charles Chaplin , released in 1957  .
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|Charles Chaplin |
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King Igor Shadov ( Charles Chaplin ) after the revolution in his country, Estrowia, leaves for New York . The king claims that he was overthrown for wanting to use atomic energy not for the production of bombs, but for industrial purposes. He praises America with such enthusiasm that he barely notices how his fingerprints are taken. Left without a livelihood, he is forced to appear in commercials. During a visit to one of the schools, the king gets acquainted with Rupert Makaby ( Michael Chaplin ) - the son of the American Communists , who even studies the works of Karl Marx . The boy’s father and mother were called to the Anti-American Investigation Commission and sentenced to two years in prison for insulting Congress . The king is accused of having connections with the Communists, and appears before the Commission hearings. The king is recognized as a "friendly witness", not involved in the case. Seeking to free his parents, Rupert agreed to contribute to the Commission. He “called” the FBI agents the friends of his father and mother — the Communists. The boy, depressed by shame and despair, weeps, covering his face with his hands. The king and his faithful ambassador fly off to Europe.
- Charles Chaplin - King of the Shads (dubbed Innokenty Smoktunovsky )
- Dawn Addams - Anne Kaye
- Oliver Johnston - Ambassador Jamier
- Michael Chaplin - Rupert Makaby (duplicated by Yaroslav Turylyov )
- John McLaren - Macabee's father, communist
- Maxine Audley - Queen Irene
- Joan Ingram - Mona Cromwell
- Sid James - Johnson, Advertiser
- Harry Green - Attorney
- Jerry Desmond - Prime Minister Woodell
The director of the Soviet dubbing is Elena Arabova.
- This was the first film that Chaplin put on in his homeland - in the UK.
- The film was shot in the UK at Shepperton Studios and was not shown in the United States until 1973. Chaplin himself commented on the lack of screening in the United States: “If I refused to show my film in the United States, then I’m sure that my decision coincides with the decision of your authorities: your censorship would never allow this film to be shown.”
- The last film of Charlie Chaplin, in which he played the title role, and his last black and white film. After that, he will make another film, the color melodrama “ Countess from Hong Kong ”, in which he will play his last role - an elderly senior steward, prone to seasickness.
The film has been released on VHS since the late 1970s. In the USSR in the 1980s, a version of a film with Soviet dubbing was released on videotapes by the video company Goskino USSR Video Program. Also in Russia in 2002, a restored version of the film was released with an off-screen translation on VHS and DVD by the distributor and manufacturer "Deval Video". Also released on DVD by Interact studio with Russian subtitles.
- Sadul J. Charlie Chaplin. Per. with french - M.: “Art”, 1981. - 209 p.
- The King in New York at the Internet Movie Database
- King in New York at allmovie