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The Court Jester (1955)

The Court Jester                                  (1955)
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Danny Kaye Danny Kaye
Hubert Hawkins
Glynis Johns Glynis Johns
Maid Jean
Basil Rathbone Basil Rathbone
Sir Ravenhurst
Angela Lansbury Angela Lansbury
Princess Gwendolyn
Cecil Parker Cecil Parker
King Roderick I
Mildred Natwick Mildred Natwick
Robert Middleton Robert Middleton
Sir Griswold
Michael Pate Michael Pate
Sir Locksley

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Norman Panama Norman Panama
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Melvin Frank Melvin Frank
(written by)


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This is an oldie!

11 years, 5 months ago at Jan 24 0:49
I can remember this as one of the earliest films out of my generation and out of my comprehension to watch.

I'd watch it constantly trying to get the humour of a time now gone. It was mildly entertaining and I can still remember some of the classic gags. It seemed so much easier to be a script-writer back in those days.

If I ever see this on DVD, i'm snapping it up b... read more
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Description: A 12th century court jester in England becomes involved with a desperate band of outlaws who are attempting to overthrow the king. A delightful comedy which features a particularly fine cast. ... (more)
Release date: 27 January 1956
UPC: 097360551273
Tags: Comedy (5), Adventure (3), Musical (3), National Film Registry (2), Slapstick (2), Medieval (2), Family (2), Classic (1), 1950s (1), AFI Top 100 Laughs (1), Comedies (1), Classics (1), AFI Top 100 (1), 1956 (1)
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"Written, directed and produced by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama, 'The Court Jester' is a lushly-mounted comedy vehicle for Danny Kaye. Though still a well-known name in the entertainment world, Kaye remains an underrated talent whose light-hearted, easy to watch films are rarely mentioned in the same breath as the classics. A loving spoof of swashbucklers, 'The Court Jester' utilises sumptuous Technicolor, towering sets and period costumes that put to shame many of the films being parodied. Fra"

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