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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
Griselda
Robert Middleton Robert Middleton
Sir Griswold
Michael Pate Michael Pate
Sir Locksley


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


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This is an oldie!

17 years, 4 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

The Court Jester

4 years, 1 month ago at Apr 11 18:17
If there’s any completely realized and executed masterpiece in Danny Kaye’s filmography it is 1956’s The Court Jester. Not only is it a goof on the Errol Flynn medieval swashbucklers but it maintains a perfect balance of the songs, narrative, comedic bits, and characters to build something spectacular. The Court Jester is just a smart, fun blast from beginning to end.   The gag here is th... read more

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3 years, 10 months ago at Jul 12 3:40
(oK) Reallly hilarious when Kate is knighted, and then in the duel with the iron 'armadura' magnetized, and besides whth dances and choreography
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Classic Hollywood’s clown prince Danny Kaye received one of his finest showcases with this rollicking adventure comedy, in which he plays a carnival performer in medieval England who goes undercover as a court jester to infiltrate the royal castle and help restore the rightful king to the throne. A frenetic spoof of the Errol Flynn–style swashbuckler, this raucous Technicolor romp features some of Kaye’s most brilliantly inventive routines, including his classic tongue twister “the pellet with the poison.”
Release date: 27 January 1956
UPC: 097360551273
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“(oK) Reallly hilarious when Kate is knighted, and then in the duel with the iron 'armadura' magnetized, and besides whth dances and choreography” read more

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The Court Jester

“If there’s any completely realized and executed masterpiece in Danny Kaye’s filmography it is 1956’s The Court Jester. Not only is it a goof on the Errol Flynn medieval swashbucklers but it maintains a perfect balance of the songs, narrative, comedic bits, and characters to build something spectacular. The Court Jester is just a smart, fun blast from beginning to end.   The gag here is that Kaye’s bumbling rebel is involved in a web of intrigue and political maneuvering. Seemingly every single person in the king’s court has some secret motivation and they all think Kaye is the spy working for their side. You can see the pieces of Robin Hood, fairy tale maidens, and tropes sprinkled throughout and played for broad laughs. It all works in concert and the references are smart. ” read more

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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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