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Missing, Believed Lost - My Friend the King

From Missing, Believed Lost, BFI Publishing, 1992

The further adventures of Jerry Verno's Cockney cab driver from Two Crowded Hours. Once again he is involved in crime when a fare-paying passenger comes to harm. He arrives at a mansion where the young heir to the throne is living in style, attended by fancily attired servants. The boy and the cabbie become friends, and the latter dresses up as a demure countess to help foil a kidnap attempt by revolutionaries.

In Powell, Pressburger and Others (BFI, 1978), Michael Powell recalled: 'It was a very weak story about a little boy who was some foreign king staying in London and got kidnapped. I only remember it as a complete failure.' The Bioscope agreed: 'A better vehicle should have been devised for a comedian of such ability as Verno.'

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