Once Upon a Time, There Was a King... (1955)

Director
Bo?ivoj Zeman

Main cast
Milena Dvorská; Jan Werich; Vlasta Burian; Irena Ka?írková; Stella Májová

Genres
Family, Comedy

Description



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