The Court Jester

"Very Good"

The Court Jester Review


Pleasant, though not particularly challenging, The Court Jester deconstructs and spoofs the swashbuckler movie with Danny Kaye as a hapless Robin Hood wannabe who stumbles his way into the court of the usurper of the crown. The film has a few classic moments, namely the famous, slapstick bit which begins, "The pellet with the poison is in the vessel with the pestle." Ah, what a knave...


The Court Jester

Facts and Figures

Run time: 101 mins

In Theaters: Friday 27th January 1956

Budget: $4M

Distributed by: Paramount Home Video

Production compaines: Dena Enterprises, Paramount Pictures

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 96%
Fresh: 24 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 8.0 / 10

Cast & Crew

Starring: as Hubert Hawkins, as Maid Jean, as Sir Ravenhurst, as Princess Gwendolyn, as King Roderick I, as Griselda, as Sir Griswold, as Sir Locksley, Herbert Rudley as Captain of the Guard, Noel Drayton as Fergus, as Giacomo, Edward Ashley as Black Fox, as Sir Brockhurst

Also starring: ,

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