Nearly a King

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Nearly a King
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Directed by Frederick A. Thomson
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Written by William H. Clifford (orig. screen story)
Starring John Barrymore
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
  • February 10, 1916 (1916-02-10)
Running time
5 reels
CountryUnited States

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. [1] 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. [2] [3] [4] [5]


One of the earliest screen appearances of a young Adolphe Menjou, just 25 years old.


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  1. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:Nearly a King
  2. Nearly a King at
  3. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films:1911-20 by The American Film Institute, c.1988
  4. John Barrymore: A Bio-Bibliography by Martin Norden, c. 1995
  5. Motography: The Motion Picture Trade Journal, Volume 16, Chicago February 26, 1916 Retrieved December 11, 2015