The Court Jester

by Karen Walch | Feb 01, 2022

The Court Jester
starring Danny Kaye

Former carnival performer Hubert Hawkins (Danny Kaye) and maid Jean (Glynis Johns) are assigned to protect the infant royal heir from tyrannical King Roderick I (Cecil Parker). While Jean takes the baby to an abbey, Hawkins gains access to the court by impersonating the king's jester, unaware that the jester is really an assassin hired by scheming Sir Ravenhurst (Basil Rathbone). When Princess Gwendolyn (Angela Lansbury), falls for Hawkins, a witch secretly aids him in becoming a knight.

A hilarious, madcap adventure. Each scene slowly adds more and more outrageous farce elements until the frenzied finale.

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Bonus: watch it on the Double Feature DVD!