A Reluctant Prince
A Reluctant Prince
Theatrical poster to A Reluctant Prince
Director Shin Sang-ok[1]
Producer Shin Sang-ok
Planner Hwang Nam
Screenplay Lim Hee-Jae
Based on Lee Seo-Ku
Art director Kim Jeong-hang
Music Jeong Yoon-joo
Cinematographer Kim Yeong-in
Editor O Seong-hwan
Lighting Lee Gyu-chang
Sound recording Lee Jae-woong
Production studio Shin Films
Released June 1, 1963
Running time 126 min.
Budget approx. KRW 5,000,000[2]
Debut theatre Myeongbo
Attendance 100,000
IMDb profile
KMDb profile

A Reluctant Prince (강화도령 / 江華道令 - Ganghwadoryeong) is a 1963 film directed by Shin Sang-ok.[1]


A power struggle erupts behinds the scene in the late Joseon Dynasty when King Heonjong becomes gravely ill. An abandoned branch of the royal family is found to be living on the island of Ganghwado, and an heir to the throne is selected from their midst. When the previously poor boy suddenly becomes king, he misses his old life.[1]




  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 "강화도령" (in Korean). Korean Movie Database. Retrieved 2011-07-11.
  2. Ganghwadoryeong (1963) at the Internet Movie Database

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