At the turn of the century, Duke and Chester, two vaudeville performers, go to Alaska to make their fortune. On the ship to Skagway, they find a map to a secret gold mine, which had been ... See full summary »
Clay Spencer is a hard-working man who loves his wife and large family. He is respected by his neighbors and always ready to give them a helping hand. Although not a churchgoer, he even ... See full summary »
The opening scene of the movie describes it best: "Once upon a time there lived in Denmark a great storyteller named Hans Christian Andersen. This is not the story of his life, but a fairy tale about the great spinner of fairy tales."
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
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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 »
Merlin is seen using a telescope toward the end of the film. The first person to apply for a patent for a telescope was a Dutch eyeglass maker named Hans Lippershey, in 1608. The use of lenses does do go back further than that. But, certainly would not have been seen in the sixth century, nearly a thousand years before. See more »
Here ya are.
[pays taxi driver]
Hey, has this castle always had four turrets?
Pendragon Castle door man:
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Is this a great cinematic achievement, in the sense that Citizen Kane and La Grande Illusion are great movies? No, of course not. But is this a thoroughly enjoyable movie? Most definitely! The high spots: Bing Crosby, as natural and charming as he has ever been in a movie; William Bendix, whose impeccably enunciated lines are a comic wonder - he made me believe he would have been great as one of the comical characters in A Midsummer Night's Dream; Cedric Hardwicke, who knows just how to deliver his lines to the greatest effect; and the script, which is really very funny.
The low points: 1) the script for Rhonda Fleming's role. She looks radiantly beautiful, but her dialog is worthless, and so she comes off as dumb in a movie where the three leading men come off as very clever; she deserved better. 2) the music. Van Heusen and Burke wrote some great songs, such as "Swinging on a Star" for Crosby's 1944 hit Going My Way, but there isn't a memorable number in this movie. That's probably why this otherwise very enjoyable movie is so forgotten.
You'll have a great time watching this.
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