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The Court Jester (27-Jan-1956)

Directors: Norman Panama; Melvin Frank

Writers: Norman Panama; Melvin Frank

Music Scored and Conducted by: Victor Schoen

Producers: Norman Panama; Melvin Frank

Keywords: Comedy, Dance, Swashbuckling

A rebel infiltrates the royal court by impersonating the court jester, as part of an elaborate plan to depose the usurper in favor of the rightful heir. The court intrigues are thick and the plot delightfully complicated. Danny Kaye is perfect in the title role and Angela Lansbury is absolutely radiant. One of the funniest films ever made.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edward Ashley
12-Aug-1904 5-May-2000 British-American character actor
John Carradine
5-Feb-1906 27-Nov-1988 In over 200 B movies
Glynis Johns
5-Oct-1923   Winifred Banks in Mary Poppins
Danny Kaye
18-Jan-1913 3-Mar-1987 The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
Angela Lansbury
16-Oct-1925   Murder She Wrote
Alan Napier
7-Jan-1903 8-Aug-1988 Alfred on Batman
Mildred Natwick
19-Jun-1905 25-Oct-1994 Barefoot in the Park
Cecil Parker
3-Sep-1897 20-Apr-1971 The Ladykillers
Michael Pate
26-Feb-1920 1-Sep-2008 Hondo
Basil Rathbone
13-Jun-1892 21-Jul-1967 Played original Sherlock Holmes
Herbert Rudley
22-Mar-1910 9-Sep-2006 Herb Hubbard on The Mothers-in-Law


Danny Kaye   ...   Hubert Hawkins
Glynis Johns   ...   Maid Jean
Basil Rathbone   ...   Sir Ravenhurst
Angela Lansbury   ...   Princess Gwendolyn
Cecil Parker   ...   King Roderick
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
Hermines Midgets   ...   Midgetry
The American Legion Zouaves   ...   Drill Team


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