The King's Thief

The King's Thief

Director: Robert Z. Leonard Cast: Ann Blyth, Edmund Purdom, David Niven

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Director Robert Z. Leonard brought his 31-year association with MGM to a rousing close with The King's Thief. Set in England during the reign of Charles II (drolly portrayed by George Sanders), the film stars Edmund Purdom as Michael Dermott, who sets about to steal the crown jewels on behalf of his king. The current possessor of the gems is the wicked duke of Brampton, played with relish by a cast-against-type David Niven. Ann Blyth is a decorative heroine, while one of Michael Dermott's cohorts is played by a young, muscular Roger Moore. The plot of The King's Thief, purportedly based on fact, is merely an excuse for the nonstop swashbuckling of star Edmund Purdom.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/18/2012
UPC: 0883316616901
Original Release: 1955
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:18:00
Sales rank: 27,221

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Ann Blyth Lady Mary
Edmund Purdom Michael Dermott
David Niven Duke of Brampton
George Sanders Charles II
Roger Moore Jack
John Dehner Capt. Herrick
Sean McClory Sheldon
Tudor Owen Simon
Melville Cooper Henry Wynch
Alan Mowbray Sir Gilbert Talbot
Rhys Williams Turnkey
Joan Elan Charity Fell
Charles Davis Apothecary
Ashley Cowan Skene
Ian Wolfe Fell
Paul Cavanagh Sir Edward Scott
Isobel Elsom Mrs. Bennett
Owen McGiveney Hoskins
Michael Dugan Huskie
Bob Dix Husky
James Logan Guard
Matt Moore Gentleman
Lillian Kemble-Cooper Mrs. Fell
Milton Parsons Adam Urich
Queenie Leonard Apothecary's Wife

Technical Credits
Robert Z. Leonard Director
Malcolm Brown Art Director
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Edwin H. Knopf Producer
Christopher Knopf Screenwriter
John McSweeney Editor
Warren Newcombe Special Effects
Richard A. Pefferle Set Decoration/Design
Robert Planck Cinematographer
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Miklós Rózsa Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Robert Saunders Asst. Director
William J. Tuttle Makeup
Edwin B. Willis Set Decoration/Design

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