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A Connecticut Yankee is a 1931 American film adaptation of Mark Twain's 1889 novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. It was directed by David Butler to a script by William M. Conselman, Owen Davis, and Jack Moffitt. It was produced by Fox Film Corporation (later 20th Century Fox), who had earlier produced the 1921 silent adaptation of the novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. A Connecticut Yankee is the first sound film adaptation of Twain's novel.[1]

The film stars Will Rogers as Henry Morgan, an American accidental time traveler who finds himself in the time of King Arthur (William Farnum). Myrna Loy and Brandon Hurst play the evil Morgan le Fay and Merlin, who must be overcome by Henry's modern technical knowledge, while Maureen O'Sullivan plays Alisande. Fox was likely inspired to produce A Connecticut Yankee based on the success of the 1921 silent film.[1] The 1931 version was likewise successful, and was re-released in 1936.[1] It is unrelated to the 1927 musical also titled A Connecticut Yankee.

Notes

  1. ^ a b c Grellner, Alice; and Harty, Kevin J. (1991). "Films". In Norris J. Lacy, The New Arthurian Encyclopedia, p. 152. (New York: Garland, 1991). ISBN 0-8240-4377-4.

References

  • Lacy, Norris J. (1991). The New Arthurian Encyclopedia. New York: Garland. ISBN 0-8240-4377-4.

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