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Emmett J. Flynn
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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. See more »
When Hank is to be burnt at the stake at "high noon", the shadows on the ground clearly indicate that the hour is between 4pm and 6pm. See more »
Far-fetched tale and over-the-top humor from Will et al
This is my first viewing so I had no idea what to expect. It got off to an ominous, foreboding start as Hank, the radio repairman (Will Rogers) encounters a few peculiar people in an odd house. After his sudden "transition" (time travel) back into King Arthur's era circa 528 AD, the sounds of Ye Olde English emerge, of thee's and thou's, being spoken and Will responds with "Can you tell me where the helleth I am?" I had a good laugh over that as it pretty well sets the tone for the whole story -- incongruous dialogue, time periods, mixed in with modern conveniences like a telephone. Oh well, it's entertainment with quite a stretch of the imagination, ie., selling hot dogs at the joust meet. Will's in his element when he's on a horse with a rope in his hand and dealing out justice to his opponent. I'm not sure why conniving Merlin (Mitchell Harris) is so busy scattering sand at every opportunity, or is it stardust, or sawdust.
Myrna Loy in her role as Morgan le Fay appears to be the most well-cast and believable of the lot.
All in all it's rather over-the-edge farce but still fun to watch.
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