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The King's Thief Details


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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


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


Robert Z. Leonard
Edwin H. Knopf
Christopher Knopf
Robert Planck
Miklos Rozsa
Musical Direction/Supervision
Miklos Rozsa
Composer (Music Score)
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Edwin B. Willis
Set Designer
Richard A. Pefferle
Set Designer
Walter Plunkett
Costume Designer
Warren Newcombe
Special Effects
William J. Tuttle