King Arthur Was a Gentleman

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King Arthur Was a Gentleman
Directed by Marcel Varnel
Produced by Edward Black (producer)
Written by Marriott Edgar (writer)
Val Guest (writer)
Starring Ronald Shiner
Arthur Askey
Music by Bob Busby
Cinematography Arthur Crabtree
Edited by R.E. Dearing
Release dates
  • 28 December 1942 (1942-12-28)
Running time
99 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

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.[1] It was produced by Edward Black and Maurice Ostrer for Gainsborough Pictures.

Synopsis[edit]

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.

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Soundtrack[edit]

  • 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"

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