The Little King (film)

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The Little King
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Directed by Julien Duvivier
Written by André Lichtenberger (novel)
Julien Duvivier
Produced by Charles Delac
Marcel Vandal
Starring Robert Lynen
Arlette Marchal
Béatrice Bretty
Cinematography Joseph Barth
Armand Thirard
Edited by Marthe Poncin
Music by Tibor Harsanyi
Pathé Consortium Cinéma
Société Générale de Cinématographie
Distributed by Pathé Consortium Cinéma
Release date
21 November 1933
Language French

The Little King (French: Le petit roi) is a 1933 French drama film directed by Julien Duvivier and starring Robert Lynen, Arlette Marchal and Béatrice Bretty. [1]


The film's sets were designed by the art director Lucien Aguettand. It was shot at the Joinville Studios in Paris with location filming in various places including the resort town of Saint-Tropez.

It was made as a follow-up to Duvivier's 1932 hit The Red Head , which also starred Robert Lynen in the title role.


A boy inherits the throne of a fictional European country. The young Michel VIII is surrounded by untrustworthy advisors and threatened by revolutionaries. He goes to the French Riviera to recover his health, but then returns to his homeland.


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  1. McCann p.68