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:
  • William Keighley
  • Howard Bretherton

Writing:
  • Houston Branch
  • Sidney Sutherland
  • Einar Thorvaldson

Stars:
Release Date: 1932-12-31
themoviedb icon 6.6/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 79

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Ed Brady
Ed Brady
Prisoner Wanting Match (uncredited)
Warren William
Warren Willia...
Paul Kroll
George Meeker
George Meeker
Erickson (uncredited)
Irving Bacon
Irving Bacon
Messenger with Bracelet (uncredited)
Lili Damita
Lili Damita
Marta Molnar
Hardie Albright
Hardie Albrig...
Erik Borg
Glenda Farrell
Glenda Farrel...
Babe
Claire Dodd
Claire Dodd
Ilse Wagner
Harold Huber
Harold Huber
Scarlatti
John Wray
John Wray
Foreman of Janitors
Spencer Charters
Spencer Chart...
Oscar
Murray Kinnell
Murray Kinnel...
Nyberg
Alan Hale
Alan Hale
Borglund
Edmund Breese
Edmund Breese
Olaf Christofsen
Robert McWade
Robert McWade
Mr. Larsen
Oscar Apfel
Oscar Apfel
Uncle Gustav
Harry Beresford
Harry Beresfo...
Christian Hobe (uncredited)
John Elliott
John Elliott
Banker (uncredited)
Alphonse Ethier
Alphonse Ethi...
Uncle Gustav
John Ince
John Ince
Match Company Executive (uncredited)
DeWitt Jennings
DeWitt Jennin...
Bodensky (uncredited)
Lee Kohlmar
Lee Kohlmar
Jeweler (uncredited)
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)
Bodil Rosing
Bodil Rosing
Frau Necher (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan
Rolfe Sedan
In-Room Waiter (uncredited)
Charles Sellon
Charles Sello...
Match Company Executive (uncredited)
John St. Polis
John St. Poli...
Banker (uncredited)
Frederick Sullivan
Frederick Sul...
Banker (uncredited)
Sheila Terry
Sheila Terry
Blonde Telephone Operator (uncredited)
Wilhelm von Brincken
Wilhelm von B...
Marta's Companion (uncredited)
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