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The Court Jester
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The Court Jester 1955

From Amazon: Danny Kaye spoofs Robin Hood and Scaramouche in this inventive slapstick swashbuckler. Portraying the clownish but good-hearted entertainer Hawkins, he infiltrates the court of the corrupt Basil Rathbone (up to his usual brand of cruel villainy) disguised as the legendary king of jesters, Giacomo. After a court sorceress hypnotizes Hawkins into believing he is also a legendary assassin, Hawkins has more identities than he can keep straight, and Kaye zips back and forth between them at, literally, a snap of the fingers. Comic highlights include a wonderful sword fight with Rathbone in which he constantly switches identities, and...

Directed By:
No image existsMelvin Frank
No image existsNorman Panama
Written By:
No image existsNorman Panama
No image existsDanny Kaye
No image existsGlynis Johns
No image existsBasil Rathbone
No image existsAngela Lansbury
No image existsCecil Parker
John CarradineJohn Carradine
No image existsMildred Natwick
No image existsRobert Middleton

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The Court Jester Movie Review by Shannon (7/1/2012)

In 2000 the American Film Institute put this picture into it's top 100 Laughs.

A tale with some similarities to the Robin Hood mythology in which a band of rebels fight the evil king in favor of a baby king with the royal symbol on his buttock. The rebel leader is known as the Black Fox and at first you think it's Danny...

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The Court Jester Movie Review by James (1/8/2011)

This movie is a comedy classic. And by this I mean the entire humor that's presented in the film is timeless. With 1956's "The Court Jester", we get a fantastic tale that spoofs the adventure genre that's definitely for a more mature crowd. And for good reason, Danny Kaye, the star of this production, really shines as the...

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The Court Jester Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (3/6/2007)

Yes they have made many film that rely too much on star power and this is most certainly one of them. This musical stars the "hilarious" and "charming" Danny Kaye as the title character who works his magic through a series of impossible situations while trying to restore the rightful king of England (a baby with a...

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