People: Sep. 21, 1962

Casting about for a regal type for a walk-on part in the film version of the famed Swedish fairy tale The Wonderful Adventures oj Nils, the producers gave the royal palace a "call. The scene required a noble-looking gentleman to walk through his chamber onto a balcony and peer at a flock of wild geese flying overhead, astride one of which is a ten-year-old boy, Nils. Most of the scene was shot from a hovering helicopter and two time-consuming retakes were needed. Patiently doing his bit: good old (79) King Gustav VI Adolph of...

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