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The King Steps Out

Josef von Sternberg's least-known film (1936), and probably his least, period. It's a schmaltz operetta with prima donna Grace Moore. Occasionally Sternberg awakes from his slumbers to wrest a nice composition from the Ruritanian bric-a-brac, but mostly it's take the money and run. For compulsive Sternbergians only. With Franchot Tone, Walter Connolly, and Raymond Walburn.



  • Josef von Sternberg


  • Grace Moore
  • Franchot Tone
  • Walter Connolly


  • William Perlberg
  • Wilhelm Thiele

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