A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949) was a Musical - Family Film directed by Tay Garnett and produced by Robert Fellows.
The musical version of the oft-made Twain novel. Bing plays a blacksmith who is knocked out and wakes up in the days of King Arthur. He is proclaimed a wizard and experiences many knightly adventures. Songs crooned include "Busy Doing Nothing" and "Once and For Always."
(Source: available at Amazon AMC Classic Movie Companion)..
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Hank Martin: Here ya are.
[pays taxi driver]
Hank Martin: Hey, has this castle always had four turrets?
Pendragon Castle door man: Always.
Sir Sagramore: If there were aught I could say, aught I could do to save thee...
Hank Martin: Well, ain't there aught?
Sir Sagramore: Naught.
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One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by MCA ever since.
Mark Twain got his idea for Hank Martin to use the eclipse for his benefit from Christopher Columbus. Columbus actually used an eclipse knowingly to perhaps alter history. Stranded in Jamaica in 1503, on his fourth voyage, Columbus and his crew were wearing out their welcome with the natives, who were feeding them. Columbus knew a lunar eclipse was coming, so he "predicted" the Moon's disappearance. The natives begged him to bring it back and, of course, he did, in due time.
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