Burbank, CA. Exclusive to The Spoof. "Kings Row," the 1942 film that made Ronald Reagan a star, will be re-released and re-titled by Warner Bros. this summer as part of a tribute to the nation's 40th president.
The credits, which originally had Ann Sheridan in the top spot, will move Reagan's name to that first billing.
The new title sprang from a list of films recently shown on a movie channel, in which "Kings Row" was paired with "A Farewell to Arms." In "Kings Row," Reagan played the role of a young man who, upon awakening in a hospital to find both legs had been amputated, shouted in anguish the line for which he is best remembered, "Where's the rest of me?"
In a stroke of genius, an unidentified aide at Warners suggested the film be re-titled "A Farewell to Legs."