Movie-Ed Guide to
The Court Jester

About the Movie

The Court Jester is a wonderfully entertaining romp through the Middle Ages. Perhaps Danny Kaye's most memorable vehicle, this movie features his classic tongue-twisting "poison pellet" patter. As the titular jester, Kaye tries to assist the rightful King of England in regaining his throne. Angela Lansbury, Basil Rathbone, and Glynis Johns co-star in this comedy that strikes just the right note of slapstick silliness.

The Court Jester (1956)
Paramount Pictures

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  • Middle Ages
  • Poetry and rhyme
  • Foreign languages
  • Chivalry
  • Pimpernel
  • Whistling
  • Fencing
  • Alliances



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