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Submitted by Mark Fuller

My Friend the King
Picturegoer Weekly: February 13th 1932

Jerry Verno, who scored such a decided comedy hit in Two Crowded Hours as a taxi-driver, continues his automobile career in this feature.

He is very amusing as a taxi-driver who gets involved in a plot to abduct the youthful King of a Ruritarian country. There is not much subtlety about the burlesque, but it is presented with plenty of action and pictorial effects. The English countryside is particularly pleasing to the eye and a car chase is put over effectively.

Not great stuff this, but one that helps pass three-quarters of an hour quite pleasantly.

47 mins

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