The Court Jester

1956 • 101 minutes
4.8
180 reviews
97%
Tomatometer
Eligible
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Danny Kaye plays kind-hearted entertainer Hawkins who disguises himself as the legendary king of jesters, Giacomo. Hawkins infiltrates the court of the evil villain Basil Rathbone, but when a sorceress hypnotises him, royal chaos ensues.
4.8
180 reviews
B O'CONNOR
December 22, 2015
I have had a great time watching this with my children. Anyone whos a child at heart and loves watching sword play, outstanding physicl comedy and loves a romantic love story that wont require fast forwarding will easily fall in love with The Court Jester.
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LadyGambit33
November 24, 2020
I waited YEARS for this to finally be reissued! One of the funniest movies I've ever seen. Loved it on Sunday Afternoon Movies as a kid, and it's lost none of the joy and laughter now that I'm "old". Lol. If you've ever heard someone say, "The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with a pestle, and the chalice from the Palace has the brew that is true." THIS is where it started - and it's absolutely hysterical to watch Giacomo and Griswold each try to remember the famous tongue twister. Watch!
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WilliamRVoices
May 23, 2016
If you can watch this movie without cracking up, then you need therapy. This movie is a comedy classic that the whole family can enjoy! Witty humor, brilliant swordplay, and catchy songs, it's yet to be beaten!
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