Court Jester Movie Review 1956

Information and Film Reviews for Court Jester the Movie

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Swashbuckling comedy stars Danny Kaye as a former circus clown who teams up with a band of outlaws trying to dethrone a tyrant king. Kaye poses as the court jester so he can learn of the evil king's intentions. Filled with more color, more song, and more truly funny lines than any three comedies put together, this is Kaye's best performance.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 101 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Musical Comedy, Carnivals & Circuses, Swashbucklers, Royalty, Mistaken Identity, Clowns, Fencing, Bringing Up Baby, Female Spies
Norman Panama
Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury, Cecil Parker, John Carradine, Mildred Natwick, Robert Middleton
Ray June
Melvin Frank, Norman Panama
Sammy Cahn, Sylvia Fine, Vic Schoen
Paramount Pictures


Natl. Film Reg. 2004.

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