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A Connecticut Yankee (1931) was a Fantasy - Comedy Film directed by David Butler .

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Musical Monday: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court (1949)

on Oct 19, 2020 From Comet Over Hollywood

It?s no secret that the Hollywood Comet loves musicals. In 2010, I revealed I had seen 400 movie musicals over the course of eight years. Now that number is over 600. To celebrate and share this musical love, here is my weekly feature about musicals. This week?s musical: A Connecticut Yankee in King... Read full article


A Connecticut Yankee (1931, David Butler)

By Andrew Wickliffe on May 28, 2017 From The Stop Button

A Connecticut Yankee fumbles on pretty much every level, including wasting lead Will Rogers. The big problem is the script, from William M. Conselman. It doesn?t help any director Butler can?t mount an action or comedy sequences, because there?s nothing else in the picture. It doesn?t even work as a... Read full article


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Although the title of the film is "A Connecticut Yankee", this was not a film version of the 1927 Rodgers and Hart musical, which was also based on the Mark Twain novel. In fact, this film was not a musical at all and did not use the Rodgers and Hart score, not even as background music. The Rodgers and Hart version was never filmed.
The name of Roger of Claremore, who Hank says was his ancestor, was an inside joking reference to Will Rogers himself, who was born in Claremore, Oklahoma.
Some sources erroneously reverse the roles played by Mitchell Harris and Brandon Hurst. Harris plays Sagramor and the Butler and Hurst plays Merlin and the Doctor.
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