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The Spaceman and King Arthur
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Director:
Writers:
Don Tait (screen story)
Don Tait (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 July 1979 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
A sixth century space adventure! See more »
Plot:
An astronaut and his android double travel back to the time of King Arthur. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
My goodness -- someone was grumpy when they saw this flick! See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Dennis Dugan ... Tom Trimble

Jim Dale ... Sir Mordred

Ron Moody ... Merlin

Kenneth More ... King Arthur

John Le Mesurier ... Sir Gawain (as John le Mesurier)
Rodney Bewes ... Clarence
Sheila White ... Alisande

Robert Beatty ... Senator Milburn
Cyril Shaps ... Dr. Zimmerman
Kevin Brennan ... Winston
Ewen Solon ... Watkins
Pat Roach ... Oaf
Reg Lye ... Prisoner

Directed by
Russ Mayberry 
 
Writing credits
Don Tait (screen story)

Don Tait (screenplay)

Mark Twain (novel "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court")

Produced by
Hugh Attwooll .... associate producer
Ron Miller .... producer
 
Original Music by
Ron Goodwin 
 
Cinematography by
Paul Beeson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Peter Boita 
 
Casting by
Maude Spector 
 
Art Direction by
Albert Witherick 
 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton 
 
Makeup Department
Roy Ashton .... makeup artist
Ernest Gasser .... makeup artist (as Ernie Gasser)
Joyce James .... hair stylist
Betty Sherriff .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Robin Douet .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Vincent Winter .... assistant director
Terry Madden .... second second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... sound recordist
Peter Best .... sound editor
Claude Hitchcock .... sound recordist
Keith Batten .... boom operator (uncredited)
John Hayward .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Ron Ballanger .... special effects (uncredited)
Michael Collins .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Cliff Culley .... special photographic effects
 
Stunts
Vic Armstrong .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ray Sturgess .... camera operator
Malcolm Vinson .... camera operator
 
Editorial Department
Jack Gardner .... assembly editor
 
Music Department
Ron Goodwin .... conductor
 
Other crew
Georgiana Hamilton .... continuity (as Georgina Hamilton)
Barrie Melrose .... location manager
Don Tait .... assistant: producer
Robin Demetriou .... cast and crew chef (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Spaceman and King Arthur" - USA (original title)
"A Spaceman in King Arthur's Court" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)
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Trivia:
The name of the famous British Prime Minister who was parodied throughout the movie was Winston Churchill.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Tom is flying during the battle scene near the end wires that are holding the jet are clearly visible in several shots.See more »
Quotes:
Tom Trimble:[Realising Hermes has hidden a Playboy style magazine on Stardust] Hermes! Well, 30 years is 30 years!See more »
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
My goodness -- someone was grumpy when they saw this flick!, 17 March 2001
Author: Leaf-7

Unlike my learned colleague, I apparently have room in my life for tres mal cinema...I loved this movie. Now, I am not going to tell you it's GOOD, by any means, but you have to give credit to the fine old British actors who salvaged what they could -- Jim Dale and several of the others did an amazing job with the awful script they were given. If you like "Plan 9 From Outer Space", "I Married a Space Alien", and the like, then this movie is right up there. Frankly, I think tres mal cinema nights demand this sort of thing. So, get a keg, grab your high school buddies, get out the D&D dice and enjoy -- and you can, like me, root for the bad guys cos it is sooooo bad!

It's a MOVIE, not fine Romanticist literature, after all!

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