The Court Jester

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  • NR
One of the greatest of film buffoons, Danny Kaye plays a medieval circus clown who gets tangled up in a plot to overthrow a tyrannical king. This spoof of costume adventures is enhanced by a classy cast of costume epic veterans.
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One of the greatest of film buffoons, Danny Kaye plays a medieval circus clown who gets tangled up in a plot to overthrow a tyrannical king. This spoof of costume adventures is enhanced by a classy cast of costume epic veterans.

Original Release

12/24/1955

US Release

01/27/1956

Cast

Angela Lansbury Princess Gwendolyn
Basil Rathbone Sir Ravenhurst
Danny Kaye Hubert Hawkins
Glynis Johns Maid Jean
Cecil Parker King Roderick I
Mildred Natwick Griselda
Robert Middleton Sir Griswold
Michael Pate Sir Locksley
Herbert Rudley Captain of the Guard
Noel Drayton Fergus
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Norman Panama, Melvin Frank

Writers

Melvin Frank, Norman Panama

Cast

Angela Lansbury Princess Gwendolyn
Basil Rathbone Sir Ravenhurst
Danny Kaye Hubert Hawkins
Glynis Johns Maid Jean
Cecil Parker King Roderick I
Mildred Natwick Griselda
Robert Middleton Sir Griswold
Michael Pate Sir Locksley
Herbert Rudley Captain of the Guard
Noel Drayton Fergus
John Carradine Giacomo
Edward Ashley Black Fox
Alan Napier Sir Brockhurst
Lewis Martin Sir Finsdale
Patrick Aherne Sir Pertwee
Richard Kean Archbishop
Hermine's Midgets Ensemble
The Jackson Michigan Zouave Drill Team Marching Knights - Knighthood Ceremony
Eric Alden King's Man
Brandon Beach Court Member

Producers

Sylvia Fine Executive Producer
Danny Kaye Executive Producer
Melvin Frank Producer
Norman Panama Producer

Editors

Tom McAdoo

1957Golden GlobeBest Actor - Comedy or Musical Nominated
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