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A Connecticut Yankee DVD

VAI 4541 (DVD)

NOTE: This title is a DVD Video

DVD has no regional coding - playable in all regions
Live telecast 1955
NTSC B&W
Running time 77 minutes


Rodgers and Hart

A Connecticut Yankee

More than a half-century before Monty Python’s Spamalot, the knights and ladies of King Arthur’s court were already on Broadway, singing and dancing in gleefully anachronistic fashion in Rodgers and Hart’s delightful musicalization of Mark Twain’s classic novel, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. This 1955 television adaptation, which was produced and directed by Max Liebman boasts a magnificent cast led by Eddie Albert, Janet Blair, Gale Sherwood, John Conte, and the legendary Boris Karloff as King Arthur. The unforgettable score features such songs as “Thou Swell,” “My Heart Stood Still,” and “To Keep My Love Alive.” 77 minutes, black and white, mono, 4:3 standard, All regions.

Charles Sanford, conductor

Recorded 1955


A Connecticut Yankee
Music and Lyrics by Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart
Book by Herbert Fields, based on the novel by Mark Twain

Martin (Sir Boss): Eddie Albert
Sandy (Sandra): Janet Blair
Fay (Morgan Le Fay): Gale Sherwood
Kenneth Kay (Sir Kay): John Conte
Arthur K. Arthur (King Arthur): Boris Karloff
Thurston Merrill (Merlin): Leonard Elliott
Switchboard Operator: Beverlee Dennis
Court Jesters (dancers): Bambi Linn and Rod Alexander

Charles Sanford, conductor

Dances and musical numbers staged by Rod Alexander
Produced and Directed by Max Liebman
Live telecast, March 12, 1955

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