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An amateur drama shot by King Rama VII has been named to Thailand’s Registry of Films

An amateur drama shot by King Rama VII has been named to Thailand’s Registry of Films as National Heritage.

“1929’s “Magic Ring”, a home movie the monarch made on a trip to Koh Pha-ngan. The 25-minute short with silent-film intertitles is about a cruel stepfather who abandons his children on the island. One of them meets a nymph who gives him a magic ring that can grant wishes. “All the actors are the royal family and King Rama VII shot the film himself,” says Chalida Uabumrungjit, the Film Archive’s deputy director.”


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