|Nearly a King|
|Directed by||Frederick A. Thomson|
|Produced by||Adolph Zukor|
|Written by||William H. Clifford (orig. screen story)|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
Nearly a King is a 1916 silent film romantic comedy directed by Frederick A. Thomson, produced by Famous Players Film Company and distributed by Paramount Pictures.John Barrymore stars in a story written for the screen. Barrymore's first wife Katherine Corri Harris makes her screen debut with him in this picture. Frederick Thomson directed and this is now a lost film.
One of the earliest screen appearances of a young Adolphe Menjou, just 25 years old.
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