6.3/10
554
11 user 4 critic

His Royal Slyness (1920)

Passed | | Comedy, Short | 8 February 1920 (USA)
An American book salesman (Lloyd) is persuaded to go to the kingdom of Thermosa to impersonate the Prince. He is greeted by a peasants' revolt before the real prince shows up to claim his ... See full summary »

Director:

Hal Roach

Writer:

H.M. Walker (titles)
Reviews

On Disc

at Amazon

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

While running away from his girl's father, their car breaks down in front of a dance hall run by crooks. Harold has to not only stay one step ahead of the girl's father, but also those trying to rob them of everything they have.

Director: Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, 'Snub' Pollard
Take a Chance (1918)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A man who goes by the name The Sport decides where he wants to spend his last twenty-five cents. He chases the girl he's infatuated with, and encounters colorful characters along the way.

Director: Alfred J. Goulding
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, 'Snub' Pollard
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A tipsy doctor encounters his patient sleepwalking on a building ledge, high above the street.

Director: Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks
Never Weaken (1921)
Certificate: Passed Short | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Our hero (Lloyd) is infatuated with a girl in the next office. In order to drum up business for her boss, an osteopath, he gets an actor friend to pretend injuries that the doctor "cures", ... See full summary »

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks
Ask Father (1919)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The young couple have decided to marry and it is time to ask the father for the hand of his daughter. Problem is, the father does not want to give the daughter away. So every time he goes ... See full summary »

Director: Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, 'Snub' Pollard, Bebe Daniels
Safety Last! (1923)
Action | Comedy | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A store clerk organizes a publicity stunt in which a friend climbs the outside of a tall building.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Sam Taylor
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Bill Strother
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Young playwright spends his last cent to pay the rent of struggling actress in a theatrical boarding house. Pursuing her, he winds up at a gambling club, where he wins big, just before a police raid.

Director: Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Bebe Daniels, 'Snub' Pollard
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The comic adventures of a new car owner.

Director: Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Fred McPherson
Certificate: Passed Short | Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

While at an amusement park, two men try to win the heart of a young lady. They compete with each other while attempting to find her runaway dog, and they race to ask her mother's permission to take her up in a hot air balloon.

Directors: Hal Roach, Fred C. Newmeyer
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Roy Brooks
Now or Never (1921)
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A young man, unaccustomed to children, must accompany a young girl on a train trip.

Directors: Fred C. Newmeyer, Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Anna Mae Bilson
Certificate: Passed Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

After numerous failed attempts to commit suicide, our hero (Lloyd) runs into a lawyer who is looking for a stooge to stand in as a groom in order to secure an inheritance for his client (... See full summary »

Directors: Alfred J. Goulding, Hal Roach
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Wallace Howe
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

An ambitious coat-room checker impersonates an English nobleman.

Director: Fred C. Newmeyer
Stars: Harold Lloyd, Mildred Davis, Aggie Herring
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Harold Lloyd ... The American Boy
Mildred Davis ... Princess Florelle
'Snub' Pollard ... Prince of Roquefort (as Harry Pollard)
Gus Leonard Gus Leonard ... King Louis XIVII&
Noah Young Noah Young ... Count Nichola Throwe
Edit

Storyline

An American book salesman (Lloyd) is persuaded to go to the kingdom of Thermosa to impersonate the Prince. He is greeted by a peasants' revolt before the real prince shows up to claim his throne and princess. The revolution succeeds and the American is elected president of the new republic. Written by Herman Seifer <alagain@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Comedy | Short

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

8 February 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der falsche Prinz See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Rolin Films See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(restored)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Some prints of this film with latter-day title cards re-name several of the characters, calling the King "Louis XIVIIX&", misspelling the name of 'Snub' Pollard's character ("Requefort") and calling the bodyguard/tutor "Count Nichola Throwe" (i.e. Nickel-a-Throw). Prints featuring the original title cards do not use these names. The original name of the King, Razzamatazz, is confirmed in an insert shot of a telegram that appears in all prints. See more »

Goofs

The vamp's apartment number changes several times between 16 and 17. See more »

Quotes

Prince's Bodyguard: Our boat sails in an hour - railroad time.
See more »

Connections

Remade as Long Fliv the King (1926) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Nice Lloyd Vehicle
8 June 2013 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

His Royal Slyness (1920)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Harold Lloyd plays an American boy who is asked by a lookalike Prince to pretend to be him and marry the Princess (Mildred Davis). Lloyd agrees to do this but once in the new place he finds himself under attack by the locals who believe him to be the real Prince. HIS ROYAL SLYNESS has a couple funny scenes, which makes it worth watching to Lloyd fans but there's still no question that this is far from the actor's best work. I think the best scenes actually happen early on when we see the real Prince trying to make the moves on his mistress. The first sequence where the Prince meets the American contained some simple but effective laughs. The second portion of the film isn't nearly as strong as the American finds himself in a new land, trying to impress a girl and then of course coming under attack by the local people. Lloyd at least gets to show off some of his comic timing and especially during a sequence where he pretends to be a hunchback but the only problem is that the hunch keeps moving places. I think the story itself has enough cuteness to it and especially the story dealing with the Prince and the Princess. Again, this is certainly far from great material but it's worth watching.


2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 11 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed