The Match King (1932)

Unscrupulous Chicago janitor Paul Kroll uses deceit to fund a return trip to his homeland of Sweden. There, via ongoing continuing deceit and manipulation, he gradually attains a monopoly on the matchstick market in several countries and becomes an influential international figure. Based on the true story of Ivar Kreuger.

Directing:
  • Howard Bretherton
  • William Keighley

Writing:
  • Sidney Sutherland
  • Houston Branch
  • Einar Thorvaldson

Stars:
Release Date: 1932-12-31
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 79
Robert McWade
Robert McWade
Mr. Larsen
John Elliott
John Elliott
Banker (uncredited)
Frank Ellis
Frank Ellis
Cowboy in Prologue (uncredited)
Juliette Compton
Juliette Comp...
Sonia Lombard
Warren William
Warren Willia...
Paul Kroll
Irving Bacon
Irving Bacon
Messenger with Bracelet (uncredited)
DeWitt Jennings
DeWitt Jennin...
Bodensky (uncredited)
Alan Hale
Alan Hale
Borglund
George Meeker
George Meeker
Erickson (uncredited)
Glenda Farrell
Glenda Farrel...
Babe
Charles Sellon
Charles Sello...
Match Company Executive (uncredited)
Wallis Clark
Wallis Clark
Erickson's Associate (uncredited)
Spencer Charters
Spencer Chart...
Oscar
Oscar Apfel
Oscar Apfel
Uncle Gustav
Harold Huber
Harold Huber
Scarlatti
Claire Dodd
Claire Dodd
Ilse Wagner
John Wray
John Wray
Foreman of Janitors
Lili Damita
Lili Damita
Marta Molnar
Hardie Albright
Hardie Albrig...
Erik Borg
Edmund Breese
Edmund Breese
Olaf Christofsen
Harry Beresford
Harry Beresfo...
Christian Hobe (uncredited)
John Ince
John Ince
Match Company Executive (uncredited)
Bodil Rosing
Bodil Rosing
Frau Necher (uncredited)
John St. Polis
John St. Poli...
Banker (uncredited)
Sheila Terry
Sheila Terry
Blonde Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Murray Kinnell
Murray Kinnel...
Nyberg
Ed Brady
Ed Brady
Prisoner Wanting Match (uncredited)
Alphonse Ethier
Alphonse Ethi...
Uncle Gustav
Alphonse Martell
Alphonse Mart...
Frenchman Lighting Match (uncredited)
Greta Meyer
Greta Meyer
Marta's Maid Trudi (uncredited)
Torben Meyer
Torben Meyer
Hans the Headwaiter (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan
Rolfe Sedan
In-Room Waiter (uncredited)
Frederick Sullivan
Frederick Sul...
Banker (uncredited)
Wilhelm von Brincken
Wilhelm von B...
Marta's Companion (uncredited)
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