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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)

A singing mechanic from 1912 finds himself in Arthurian Britain.

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Storyline

A bump on the head sends Hank Martin, 1912 mechanic, to Arthurian Britain, 528 A.D., where he is befriended by Sir Sagramore le Desirous and gains power by judicious use of technology. He and Alisande, the King's niece, fall in love at first sight, which draws unwelcome attention from her fiancée Sir Lancelot; but worse trouble befalls when Hank meddles in the kingdom's politics. Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Its laughter will ring through the centuries!


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22 April 1949 (USA)  »

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Na Corte do Rei Artur  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia

Hank was called very many things in his trip back in time. Here's the more popular ones and some more interesting ones. He's called sire 29 times, monster 20 times, Sir Boss 19 times, Sorcerer (or any magic user) 13 times, mi-lord 9 times, demon 7 times, beast 6 times, dragon 4 times, and a werewolf 3 times. Only Sandy calls him Hank and she does so 14 times. See more »

Goofs

Only the Roman's kept white slaves in England. The British did however traffic in black slaves until the middle of the 18th Century. Englishmen in the time of Arthur did not have white slave markets. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Hank Martin: Here ya are.
[pays taxi driver]
Hank Martin: Hey, has this castle always had four turrets?
Pendragon Castle door man: Always.
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Version of Black Knight (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

IF YOU STUB YOUR TOE ON THE MOON
Music by Jimmy Van Heusen (as James Van Heusen)
Lyrics by Johnny Burke
Sung by Bing Crosby and child chorus
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Connecticut Yankee
18 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie is a great. The plot is very true to the book which is a classic written by Mark Twain. The movie starts of with a scene where Hank sings a song with a bunch of kids called "when you stub your toe on the moon" It reminds me of Sinatra's song High Hopes, it is fun and inspirational. The Music is great throughout and my favorite song is sung by the King, Hank (bing Crosby) and Sir "Saggy" Sagamore. OVerall a great family movie or even a great Date movie. This is a movie you can watch over and over again. The princess played by Rhonda Fleming is gorgeous. I love this movie!! If you liked Danny Kaye in the Court Jester then you will definitely like this movie.


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