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A King in New York


A King in New York

A King in New York


A King in New York is a 1957 British comedy film directed by and starring Charlie Chaplin. The movie tells the story of an exiled king from Europe who visits New York City. He is shunned by the American government and must rely on a young boy he befriends to help him navigate life in the city.

The film is notable for its satirical take on American society during the Cold War era. Chaplin uses the character of the king to comment on the excesses of capitalism and the dangers of anti-communist hysteria. The movie was seen as controversial at the time of its release and was banned in several countries.

Despite its initial reception, A King in New York has since been reappraised and is now considered one of Chaplin's underrated masterpieces. The film is notable for its social commentary, as well as its blend of physical comedy and political satire. A King in New York remains a relevant and entertaining film that offers a unique perspective on American society in the mid-20th century.

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Anna Miko

Anna Miko enjoys writing more than reading books. But most of all she likes to write movie and series reviews. Being fond of classic cinema, she nevertheless is the author of many research works on contemporary visual arts. She also writes short essays on new movies and series helping others to navigate the world of modern cinema.

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