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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1921)

In 1921, a young man, having read Mark Twain's classic novel of the same title, dreams that he himself travels to King Arthur's court, where he has similar adventures and outwits his foes ... See full summary »

Director:

Emmett J. Flynn

Writers:

Bernard McConville (adaptation), Mark Twain (novel)
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Cast overview:
Harry Myers ... The Yankee / Martin Cavendish (as Harry C. Myers)
Pauline Starke ... Sandy
Rosemary Theby ... Queen Morgan le Fay
Charles Clary ... King Arthur
William V. Mong ... Merlin the Magician
George Siegmann ... Sir Sagramore
Charles Gordon Charles Gordon ... The Page, Clarence
Karl Formes Karl Formes ... Mark Twain
Herbert Fortier ... Mr. Cavendish
Adele Farrington ... Mrs. Cavendish
Wilfred McDonald Wilfred McDonald ... Sir Lancelot
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In 1921, a young man, having read Mark Twain's classic novel of the same title, dreams that he himself travels to King Arthur's court, where he has similar adventures and outwits his foes by means of very modern inventions including motorcycles and nitroglycerine. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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THE PICTURE THAT HAS MADE THE WHOLE WORLD LAUGH (Print Ad- Syracuse Evening Telegram, ((Syracuse, NY)) 7 October 1922) See more »


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Only three of the film's eight reels are known to survive. See more »

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Version of A Connecticut Yankee (1955) See more »

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Correction to the above review by MacIntyre
22 February 2016 | by machor-39100See all my reviews

One quick correction to the above review. Mark Twain's novel "Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" was not "plagiarized" from Max Adler's 1882 "The Fortunate Island." There is virtually no resemblance between the two works of fiction. Besides, Twain had already recorded the basic idea of "Connecticut Yankee" in a notebook entry before Adler's story appeared. I should also add that an inquiry sent to IMDb revealed that "serious doubts" have been raised about whether F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre actually saw this film version of "Connecticut Yankee," as well as several other films he claimed to have seen and reviewed on IMDb.


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Country:

USA

Language:

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Release Date:

14 March 1921 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

De gæve Riddere See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$143,500
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Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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