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The Court Jester 1955 DVD - Danny Kaye / Glynis Johns

The throne of rightful king of England, the small babe with the purple pimpernel birthmark, has been usurped by the evil King Roderick. Only the Black Fox can restore the true king to the throne and all he needs is the king's key to a secret tunnel. And while he's trying to steal it, someone has to change the king's diapers. The task falls to Hawkins, the gentlest member of the Fox's band. The Fox's lieutenant, Maid Jean, guards Hawkins and the babe while they travel, but when they meet the King's new jester on the road, they decide to initiate a daring plan for Hawkins to replace him, become an intimate at the court, and steal the key. So, humble Hawkins becomes Giacomo: the king of jesters and jester to the king. But things begin to get zany when the King's daughter falls for Giacomo, the King falls for Jean, people randomly sing what are supposed to be recognition codes, and a witch with very effective spells (and poison pellets) begins to interfere. 


Danny Kaye as Hubert Hawkins
Glynis Johns as Maid Jean, a rebel captain
Basil Rathbone as Lord Ravenhurst, the King's closest adviser
Angela Lansbury as Gwendolyn, Princess of England
Cecil Parker as Roderick, King of England and father of Gwendolyn
Mildred Natwick as Griselda, a witch and adviser to Gwendolyn
Robert Middleton as Sir Griswold of MacElwain
Edward Ashley as the Black Fox, rebel leader
Michael Pate as Sir Locksley, Ravenhurst's handyman
Herbert Rudley as the Captain of the Court Guard
Noel Drayton as Fergus, a spy and contactman of the Black Fox at Roderick's Court
John Carradine as Giacomo, an Italian jester and assassin
Alan Napier as Lord Brockhurst, adviser to Roderick
Lewis Martin as Lord Finsdale, adviser to Roderick
Patrick Aherne as Lord Pertwee, adviser to Roderick
Richard Kean as the Archbishop at Roderick's court

Runtime: 101 Minutes

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