A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court


A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court is a 1921 American silent film adaptation of Mark Twain's 1889 novel A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. The film was produced by the Fox Film Corporation (later 20th Century Fox) and directed by Emmett J. Flynn based on a screenplay by Bernard McConville. It is notable as the first film adaptation of Twain's novel[1] and as the second film about time travel to the past (after The Ghost of Slumber Mountain).[2]

The film stars Harry Myers as the titular Yankee Martin Cavendish. After reading Twain's novel, Cavendish dreams that he, like Twain's protagonist Henry Morgan, is transported back to the time of King Arthur (Charles Clary), where he must use modern know-how to outwit the king's foes Morgan le Fay (Rosemary Theby) and Merlin (William V. Mong). The screenplay modernizes the novel with many contemporary references, including mentions of Ford Model Ts, the Volstead Act, and the Battle of the Argonne Forest.[1] The film was popular, and its success likely encouraged Fox to produce the later sound film adaptation of the novel, A Connecticut Yankee.[1] According to author Barbara Leaming, the film's hanging scene inspired Tom Hepburn, brother of Katharine Hepburn, to commit suicide in 1921.[3]

The film is incomplete in the Library of Congress,[4] and only reels 2, 4 and 7 survive.[5]

Quelle: Wikipedia(englisch)
weitere Titel:
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court ast
Le avventure di un americano alla Corte di re Arturo
Янки из Коннектикута при дворе короля Артура
De yankee-ridder
De gæve riddere
Genre:Fantasyfilm, Abenteuerfilm, Stummfilm, Romanverfilmung, Mittelalterfilm, Zeitreisefilm
Herstellungsland:Vereinigte Staaten
IMDB: 42
Verleih:Fox Film Corporation
Regie:Emmett J. Flynn
Drehbuch:Bernard McConville
Kamera:Lucien Andriot
Produzent:William Fox
Darsteller:Harry Myers
Pauline Starke
Rosemary Theby
George Siegmann
Charles Clary
William V. Mong
Herbert Fortier
Adele Farrington
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