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      The King Steps Out

      Released May 12, 1936 1h 25m Musical Romance List
      Reviews 80% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings In this musical, Princess Helena (Frieda Inescort) is slated to marry her cousin Emperor Franz Josef (Franchot Tone) even though she's in love with another man. Her sister Princess Elizabeth (Grace Moore) decides to follow her to Vienna in an attempt to sabotage the wedding, traveling incognito as a dressmaker. Unexpectedly, Princess Elizabeth and the Emperor fall in love. If Elizabeth's father intercedes and stands up to his obstinate wife, order may finally be restored to the royal family. Read More Read Less

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      Ann Ross Maclean's Magazine Pictorially The King Steps Out is charming. Jul 22, 2019 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Pleasant operetta with "Miss" Grace Moore directed by Josef von Sternberg (!). Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In this musical, Princess Helena (Frieda Inescort) is slated to marry her cousin Emperor Franz Josef (Franchot Tone) even though she's in love with another man. Her sister Princess Elizabeth (Grace Moore) decides to follow her to Vienna in an attempt to sabotage the wedding, traveling incognito as a dressmaker. Unexpectedly, Princess Elizabeth and the Emperor fall in love. If Elizabeth's father intercedes and stands up to his obstinate wife, order may finally be restored to the royal family.
      Director
      Josef von Sternberg
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures
      Production Co
      Columbia Pictures Corporation
      Genre
      Musical, Romance
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      May 12, 1936, Wide
      Runtime
      1h 25m
      Sound Mix
      Mono