It's Good to be the King!

It's Good to be the King!

Films that deal with the ups and downs of being (and would-be) royalty.

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  • Murder in the Cathedral

    Directed by George Hoellering • Drama • With Leo McKern, T.S. Eliot • 1952 • 114 minutes

    George Hoellering’s powerful adaptation of T.S. Eliot's classic verse drama is a stark and highly atypical example of British historical cinema. Little-seen despite winning a top prize at the Venice Film Fes...

  • Royal Journey

    Directed by David Bairstow • Documentary • 1951 • 54 minutes

    A documentary account of the five-week visit of Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh to Canada and the United States in the fall of 1951 includes the pageantry of Québec City; the National War Memorial in Ottawa; the Trenton Ai...

  • Sierra Leone Greets the Queen

    Directed by T. Cummins • Documentary • 1961 • 22 minutes

    Record of the royal visit by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to Sierra Leone between 25th November and 1st December 1961. The Royal yacht Britannia arrives in Freetown. Formal greeting from dignitaries including the Prime Minister Sir...

  • The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu

    Directed by Andrei Ujica • Documentary • 2011 • 180 minutes

    A monumental achievement, THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF NICOLAE CEAUSESCU tracks the rise and fall of the infamous Romanian dictator through his own propaganda footage. Writer and director Andrei Ujica, along with editor Dana Bunescu, crafted ov...