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Court Jester


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  Court Jester Review
Tookey's Rating
7 /10
 
Average Rating
7.69 /10
 
Starring
Danny Kaye , Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone
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Directed by: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
Written by: Norman Panama, Melvyn Frank

 
 
 
Released: 1955
   
Genre: MUSICAL
SWASHBUCKLER
COSTUME
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 101
 
 


 
Mild-mannered mediaeval subject (Danny Kaye) poses as jester to defeat King Roderick (Cecil Parker) who has ousted the real royal family.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Danny Kaye is at his best in this much loved but heavy-handed spoof on mediaeval swashbucklers, and the "chalice from the palace" routine remains a classic. Whether or not you appreciate Kaye, the songs are jolly and the supporting cast performs wonders with some fairly mediaeval jokes. Compared with Mel Brooks's Robin Hood: Men In Tights (1994), it's a masterpiece.


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