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- Susan Hudek
It's movies like this that make me love TCM even more. Absolutely charming movie. George Arliss is such a wonderful actor. He's such a sweet man in this role, and come to think of it in other films as well. The scene with Florence Arliss, well suffice it to say...tissue time. He's a commanding presence but with a melancholic side.It's time for TCM to do an all day salute to this most prepossessing star.
George Arliss is one of my favorite actors. He makes every movie that he is in fun to watch. I love his manner. This movie is so enjoyable and the settings are wonderful!
A short and sweet gem
The King's Vacation has several elements that appeal to me: Wonderful costumes and sets, antique limousines, subtle, craftsmanlike acting that reveals something new each time viewed, a time setting when the world of hierarchical ceremony and tradition was both newly reviled and newly mourned post-WWI and, finally,and exceedingly important to me, leading players committed to their parts more than their off-screen identities as stars. The only negative is that the plot is so simple, but that's also a virtue.
George Arliss is so charming in the little film. Rather like Roman Holiday, the monarch out for a lark. The plot has been used so much by now but in 1933 it was probably a novelty.In the end, the monarch returns for the good of his people. Duty above self is the theme and not a bad idea.