The Court Jester

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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.

Release details

Release date: Friday January 27 1956
Duration: 101 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
Screenwriter: Norman Panama, Melvin Frank
Cast: Danny Kaye
Glynis Johns
Basil Rathbone
Angela Lansbury
Cecil Parker
Mildred Natwick
John Carradine
Robert Middleton