~Plot Synopsis~
Story has it that Douglas Fairbanks was approached for the role of the Yankee, Martin Cavendish. It
certainly would have made interesting casting, but Harry Myers (who, a decade later, would appear as
Charles Chaplin's rich, boozy friend in City Lights) does a fine job in the part. This spectacular production
was a big release for the Fox studios in 1921. Wealthy Martin Cavendish is in love with Sandy, his
mother's secretary (Pauline Starke). His mother (Adele Farrington), however, wants him to marry Lady
Grey Gordon (Rosemary Theby). One night, a burglar breaks into the mansion and attacks Cavendish with
a spear belonging to a suit of armor. Cavendish is knocked unconscious and he wakes up in a dream
where he is being poked by a knight, Sir Sagramore (George Siegmann). Sagramore takes Cavendish to
King Arthur's court, where he saves himself from being tortured to death by claiming a solar eclipse was
his doing. Cavendish is made a knight with the title Sir Boss, and he brings the modern-day luxuries of
1921 to medieval times, including tin lizzies, plumbing, and telephones. He rescues Lady Alisande la
Cartelone (Starke) from the wicked Queen Morgan Le Fay (Theby). When he goes to battle Sir Sagramore
at a tournament, he shows up dressed as a cowboy and lassos him off his horse. Then he has the king
(Charles Clary) dress as a peasant to make him understand that "all this nobility stuff is bunk." When
Cavendish finally awakens from his dream, he goes to Sandy and they elope. Mark Twain's famous tale
has been filmed numerous times; other notable Yankees have been Will Rogers and Bing Crosby.

Plot Synopsis from allmovie.com
Directed by: Emmett J. Flynn

Written by: Bernard McConville - adaptation

Based on the novel "A Connecticut Yankee in  King Arthur's Court," written
by Mark Twain.
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~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Fox Film Corporation

Produced by: William Fox
Cinematography by: Lucien N. Andriot
Film Editor: C.R. Wallace   
Art Direction: Ralph M. DeLacy
Assistant Director: Ray Flynn

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 80 minutes
Released: March 21, 1921
~A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court~
1921
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