Court JesterDirector: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama, Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns
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Norman Panama directed Danny Kaye in the comedy Court Jester, which comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include a theatrical trailer. This is a decent disc from Paramount that does show the age of the film being presented. This DVD will please fans of older comedies.
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- [Wide Screen]
- [Dolby Digital, monaural]
Cast & Crew
|Glynis Johns||Maid Jean|
|Basil Rathbone||Sir Ravenhurst|
|Angela Lansbury||Princess Gwendolyn|
|Cecil Parker||King Roderick|
|Robert Middleton||Sir Griswold|
|Michael Pate||Sir Locksley|
|Herbert Rudley||Captain of the Guard|
|Edward Ashley||Black Fox|
|Alan Napier||Sir Brockhurst|
|Lewis Martin||Sir Finsdale|
|Patrick Aherne||Sir Pertwee|
|Larry Pennell||Novice Knight|
|Roland Anderson||Production Designer|
|Sam Comer||Set Decoration/Design|
|John R. Coonan||Asst. Director|
|John P. Fulton||Special Effects|
|Edith Head||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Arthur Krams||Set Decoration/Design|
|Hal Pereira||Production Designer|
|Irmin Roberts||Special Effects|
|Vic Schoen||Score Composer|
|Yvonne Wood||Costumes/Costume Designer|
0. Scene Selection
1. Main titles, "Life could not better be" [:16]
2. The child lives [2:53]
3. An alliance with Griswold [1:07]
4. "Outfox the Fox" [3:17]
5. Hawkins' duties. [2:49]
6. Foutzingdale, the wine merchan [2:49]
7. The woodman's hut, "Baby, let me take you dreaming" [4:02]
8. Hawkins and the Captain [2:50]
9. Jester to the King [4:04]
10. The incomparable Giacomo [:21]
11. Jean arrives at the castle [4:09]
12. True love, "My heart knows a lovely song" [1:58]
13. To whom do I hum? [:57]
14. The Duke, the Duchess and the Doge [2:15]
15. Griselda, she of the evil empire [2:31]
16. The key to the secret passage [2:59]
17. A mission of love [2:50]
18. Murder for three, "Order flowers for the widows." [1:23]
19. Loo-loo-looing and willow willo-waileying, "The maladjusted jester" [4:51]
20. The untimely demise of Lords Brockhurst, Finsdale and Pertwee [:03]
21. Silken Handkerchief [3:03]
22. Knight the jester [6:17]
23. Tests of manhood, skill and courage [:04]
24. Breckenridge's scourge [1:39]
25. Sir Giacomo [3:59]
26. Griswold's challenge [2:31]
27. The vessel with the pestle [1:09]
28. Mortal combat [4:01]
29. Foul traitors [2:13]
30. The Black Fox to the rescue [2:50]
31. The greatest with a blade [2:49]
32. The Purple Pimpernel, "Life could not better be(reprise)" [2:44]
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We all need a good laugh now and then and this film delivers plenty. This is Danny Kaye at his best. The film is well made, well cast and well executed in beautiful color. It contains the famous, 'The vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true, the flagon with the dragon has the poison!' routine. Kayes genius at alternating between timid soul and fearless master swordsman is hilarious (as is the 'knighting ceremony'). This film is SUITABLE FOR ALL AGES and is highly recommended for a fun time.
It was the best movie I've ever seen. The sword fight left me in stitches. I highly recommend it.
I am a BIG Danny Kaye fan and have been since the 1950s when I was a child and first was exposed to this wonderful entertainer. As they say, the don't make them like they used to! I wish there was someone like him for the children of today but he ages well, thank goodness!
This "oldie" is absurdly funny, it keeps you on your toes trying to keep up with all the silly word play and craziness. Even younger kids can get a real laugh out of this one! It's my all time favorite old movie!
I watched this movie for the first time in 8th grade - my English teacher brought it as a treat for our class and we all screamed our heads off. It's suitable for all ages and incredibly funny! Enjoy!
Great film! One of the best Danny Kaye movies. Perfect for all ages. I highly recommend it.
Many fans of this magnificent jester rightly see this as the highlight movie of Danny Kaye's long running career. Beware, he is not the only one with the gift of the twisted tongue. Sylvia Fine, his wife, is the one responsible for the gift of gab introduced by an evil witch, and an honest warrior as well. "Eye of newt, tail of swine...." The words that send the terrified baby watcher swinging on the vines, hypotised into beliving that he is the greatest fencer and lover of that ever lived. Be careful when you snap your fingers, however.
I find him to be a wonderul actor. If you like classic films this one is a real entertainer.
Danny Kaye is one of the comedians that can make the average comedy lover laugh until it hurts. Or just love to watch it over and over just because it's got Danny Kaye in it. Any scene with Kaye in it is the best scene.The world lost a great one when Kaye died. Thank you Danny Kaye for your lasting memories.
The funniest movie ever (next to Gone fishin and Trapped in paradise) a great film.... and must see. Danny Kay is an absolutly brilliant!
The Court Jester is one of my favorite movies and is also loved by my 8 year old daughter. Danny Kaye is marvelous. I never tire of watching this movie. Everything about it is first rate. It's clever, funny, charming, and interesting. Check it out.
The Court Jester is a hilarious, action packed, witty, romantic comedy just right for the whole family. I'd give it five stars because every time I watch it, I can't stop laughing till it's over.