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King for a Day

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King for a Day: and Road Demon
Additional title: Jerry Ames Archive
Additional title: King for a Day (Motion picture)
Additional title: Road Demon (Motion picture)
Mack, Roy, 1890-1962 (Film director)
Ötvös, Adorján (Screenwriter)
Moran, E. Edwin, 1899-1987 (Screenwriter)
Robinson, Bill, 1878-1949 (Dancer)
Whitman, Ernest (Actor)
Fletcher, Clinton Dusty (Actor)
Matthews, Babe (Performer)
Rahn, Muriel (Performer)
Noel, Hattie (Actor)
Brower, Otto, 1895-1946 (Film director)
Ellis, Robert, 1892-1974 (Screenwriter)
Logan, Helen, 1906-1989 (Screenwriter)
Little, Thomas, 1886-1985 (Set designer)
Arthur, Henry, 1912-1989 (Actor)
Valerie, Joan (Actor)
Armetta, Henry, 1888-1945 (Actor)
Beck, Thomas, 1909-1995 (Actor)
Hale, Jonathan, 1891-1966 (Actor)
Alper, Murray, 1904-1984 (Actor)
Marr, Edward (Actor)
Chaney, Lon, Jr., 1906-1973 (Actor)
Palange, Inez, 1889-1962 (Actor)
Pironne, Johnny (Actor)
Virzie, Eleanor (Actor)
Greco, Betty (Actor)
Vitaphone Corp (Presenter)
Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation (Presenter)

Jerry Ames Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1934
Date Issued: 1938
Table of Contents
King for a Day (1934) (22 min.) / presented by Vitaphone, a subsidiary of Warner Bros. Pictures ; directed by Roy Mack ; story by A. Dorian Otvos, Eddie Moran ; cast, Bill Robinson with Ernest Whitman, Dusty Fletcher, Babe Matthews, Muriel Rahn, Hattie Noel. |||| Road Demon, A Sports Adventure (1938) (70 min.) / presented by Twentieth Century Fox ; directed by Otto Brower ; original screen play by Robery Ellis and Helen Logan ; set decorations by Thomas Little ; costumes by Herschel ; cast, Henry Arthur, Joan Valerie, Henry Armetta, Tom Beck, Bill Robinson, Jonathan Hale, Murray Alper, Edward Marr, Lon Chaney Jr., Inez Palange, Johnny Pironne Jr., Eleanor Virzie, Betty Greco.
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 2104
Tap dancing
Filmed dance
Filmed performances
Motion pictures
Acquisition: Gift; donated by Estate of Jerry Ames, 2011.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (92 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: 940555803
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20903243
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): dd16eed0-72da-0134-a0c3-00505686a51c
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1890: Creator Born
  • 1934: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1962: Creator Died
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2024: Found by you!
  • 2025

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "King for a Day" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1934 - 1938.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "King for a Day" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 21, 2024.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1934 - 1938). King for a Day Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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King for a Day