Cinema: Deposed Monarch

A KING IN NEW YORK Directed and Written by CHARLES CHAPLIN

A King in New York is regarded in some critical quarters as perhaps the worst movie ever made by a distinguished film maker. Its release in the U.S. for the first time provides no reason to dispute that judgment, although one might nominate Chaplin's most recent picture, The Countess from Hong Kong (1967), as an alternate selection. King does have a certain extrinsic interest, however, as a significant act in the larger drama of its creator's celebrity.

The movie was made in England in 1957, some years after Chaplin, a British subject,...

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