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


One of the many adaptations of Twain's novel. A Connecticut radio salesman, struck unconscious by a falling suit of armor, awakens in England in the year 528. What follows is a series of situations where the misplaced Yank uses his modern knowledge and homespun wisdom to impress the court.

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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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Version presently available, and the one shown on Turner Classic Movies in December 2010, is the 1936 re-release, with a Twentieth Century-Fox logo, redesigned opening and closing credits, and original exit music eliminated. Shorter running time indicates that some editing had also been done, most likely in order to meet Production Code demands which were not in effect at the time of the film's original release.
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.
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.
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