A King in New York

Opens April 27

Part of: To Avoid Any Misunderstanding: The Other Charles Chaplin

1957 110 mins 35mm

Charles Chaplin
Charles Chaplin
Charles Chaplin, Maxine Audley, Jerry Desmonde

When King Igor Shahdov (Charles Chaplin) flees the revolutionaries of Estonia, he arrives in New York City with almost nothing. With a theater background, Shahdov finds work in TV commercials. But when he befriends 10-year-old Rupert Macabee (Michael Chaplin) and the boy's communist parents, the U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee deems Shahdov a communist and arrests Rupert's family. Enraged at American paranoia, Shahdov fights the HUAC for the family's freedom.

110 mins
Comedy, Drama