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Probably subtitledHard of hearing subtitlesThe Emperor Waltz/A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court (1949)

Region: 2
UPC/Barcode: 5050582409529
Released: 8th May 2006
Release type: Retail / Rental
No. of Discs: 1
Catalogue No: 8240952
Category: Feature, Musical
Format: DVD / Box Set
The Emperor Waltz/A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court (1949) (Box Set) (Retail / Rental)


Probably subtitled The main feature on this DVD title probably has English subtitles. [explanation]

Claimed subtitles: English, English for the hearing impaired, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish

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Film information

Story: In 'The Emperor Waltz' (1948) a traveling gramophone salesman Virgil Smith (Bing Crosby) wants to sell his Gramophones in pre-WWI Austria. Toget the ball rolling, he hits on the idea of going straight to the top and selling one to emperor Franz Joseph (Richard Haydn). First off, the palace guards think he is carrying a bomb and he's arrested. He subsequently meets the Countess Johanna von Stolzenberg-Stolzenberg (Joan Fontaine) and, after the usual misunderstandings, falls in love with her. She falls in love with his dog, Buttons. The relation is fraught with obstacles and the Emperor thinks royal blood marrying a commoner is bad darts altogether - what is to become of Smith and his countess? In 'A Connecticut Yankee In King Arthur's Court' (1949), a lowly Connecticut mechanic, Hank Martin (Crosby) bumps his noggin and, in his mind, is sent back to 528 A.D. Britain and the court of King Arthur. His former life as a mechanic stands him well, as he is able to utilize techniques (and humour) that the Arthurians are thousands of years away from getting. Taken under the wing of Sir Sigamore le Desirous (William Bendix), Smith is soon comfortably in love with the King's neice, the beautiful Alesande (Rhonda Fleming). Her fiancée, the dashing Sir Lancelot (Henry Wilcoxon), is understandably miffed and high jinx ensues.

Starring: Bing Crosby, Joan Fontaine, Henry Wilcoxon, Roland Culver, Rhonda Fleming, Cedric Hardwicke, William Bendix, Murvyn Vye, Virginia Field, Joseph Vitale, Lucille Watson, Richard Haydn, Harold Vermilyea, Sig Rumann, Julia Dean

Directed by: Tay Garnett, Billy Wilder

Produced by: Charles Brackett, Robert Fellows

Written by: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder, Mark Twain, Edmund Beloin

DVD information

Studio/distributor: Universal Pictures

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