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 »
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You've never seen anything funnier than Will in this smart two-rivet business suit with galvanized trousers and spare hinges. More Laughs than the law allows! (Print Ad- The Castilian, ((Castile, NY)) 7 May 1931)
Included among the American Film Institute's 2000 list of the 500 movies nominated for the Top 100 Funniest American Movies. 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 »
Yes, sir, we're getting the supply here, and then I'll create the demand. All you got to do is to persuade people they need things that they've been happy without all their lives.
And by what magic wilt thou do this?
Ah, by a special magic called advertising.
Advertising. Hmm. Is it a potent charm?
Ah, potent? Say, it makes you spend money you haven't got for things you don't want.
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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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