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A Connecticut Yankee (1931)

Passed | | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance | 6 April 1931 (USA)
Hank Morgan takes a trip back in time to King Arthur's Court.


David Butler


William M. Conselman (as William Conselman), Mark Twain (novel)




Complete credited cast:
Will Rogers ... Hank Martin
William Farnum ... King Arthur / Inventor
Frank Albertson ... Emile le Poulet / Clarence
Maureen O'Sullivan ... Alisande / Woman in Mansion
Brandon Hurst ... Merlin / Doctor in Mansion
Myrna Loy ... Queen Morgan le Fay / Evil Sister in Mansion
Mitchell Harris ... Sagramor / Butler in Mansion


Hank Morgan takes a trip back in time to King Arthur's Court.

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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)



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Version presently available, and the one shown on Turner Classic Movies in December 2010, is the 1936 re-release, with a Twentieth Century-Fox logo, redesigned opening and closing credits, and original exit music eliminated. Shorter running time indicates that some editing had also been done, most likely in order to meet Production Code demands which were not in effect at the time of the film's original release. 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 »


Hank Martin: Funny how they only find knights and lords as your ancestors. I guess they skip over all the horse thieves.
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Version of A Kid in King Arthur's Court (1995) See more »

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Sir Rogers de Claremore
20 July 2000 | by *Phantom Chick*See all my reviews

I love Will Rogers. Living in Oklahoma near Claremore, his home town. . .I know just how to appreciate him. I've been to his museum/memorial many times. It's so sad to me that he couldn't have made MORE talkies. Silent picture are SO hard to watch! But A Connecticut Yankee is one of his best talkies. . . the jokes are still funny and relivent today. Who would have thought of Will Rogers as Mark Twain's American Yankee? This movie is timeless! I couldn't love it more. Having been to his museum, I've seen his costume for this film. It kind of made me realize that Will Rogers was a real person, and there was something of his that I get get close to. . . something he'd worn. It made this movie more interesting to me. Of course, not everyone can go see his costume. But at least you can watch this film, and remember one of the greatest Americans who ever lived. This movie is a must see for any Oklahoman, Will Rogers lover, or anyone who likes a good joke!

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Release Date:

6 April 1931 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Connecticut Yankee See more »

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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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