King Arthur Was a Gentleman
|King Arthur Was a Gentleman|
|Directed by||Marcel Varnel|
|Produced by||Edward Black (producer)|
|Written by||Marriott Edgar (writer)
Val Guest (writer)
|Music by||Bob Busby|
|Edited by||R.E. Dearing|
King Arthur Was a Gentleman is a 1942 British, black-and-white, comedy, musical film, directed by Marcel Varnel and starring Ronald Shiner as Sargent and Arthur Askey as Arthur King. It was produced by Edward Black and Maurice Ostrer for Gainsborough Pictures.
Set during World War II, the plot involves the diminutive Arthur joining the army to prove himself to his girlfriend Susan (Evelyn Dall), who is in the same unit as him. Here, his idealistic notions about King Arthur prompt his messmates to trick him into believing that a sword they have dug up is the fabled Excalibur. Armed with this talisman Arthur strides forth to deal with the Wehrmacht.
- Arthur Askey as Arthur King
- Max Bacon as Maxie
- Al Burnett as Slim
- Evelyn Dall as Susan Ashley
- Vera Frances as Vera
- Peter Graves as Lance
- Brefni O'Rorke as Colonel Duncannon
- Anne Shelton as Gwen Duncannon
- Ronald Shiner as Sergeant
- Jack Train as Jack
- Victor Feldman - as young drummer with Maxie
- Arthur Askey - "You Know What King Arthur Said"
- Arthur Askey - "Honey On My Mind"
- Anne Shelton - "Why Can't It Happen To Me?"
- Evelyn Dall - "You'll Love The Army"
- Evelyn Dall - "Got A Bee In My Bonnet"
- Evelyn Dall - "Actions Speak Louder Than Words"
- King Arthur Was a Gentleman at AllMovie
- King Arthur Was a Gentleman at the British Film Institute's Film and TV Database
- King Arthur Was a Gentleman at the Internet Movie Database
- King Arthur Was a Gentleman is available for free download at the Internet Archive
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