Opening credits from The Court Jester (1955) (5)

The Court Jester


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| Film | USA | Colour | Adventure, Comedy, Family, Musical | 1h 41min |
| Stars: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone | Directors: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama

Opposition to a tyrannical king is provided by the Fox, but it is one of the rebel’s meekest men who, posing as a jester, defeats the usurper

The Musical Romantic Adventure Of This Or Any Year!


Danny Kaye
Hubert Hawkins
Glynis Johns, in the dual role of Caroline/Miranda Trewella, strikes a sexy pose in a publicity shot from Mad About Men (1954)
Maid Jean
Basil Rathbone
Sir Ravenhurst
Death on the Nile (1978) screenshot (6) | Angela Lansbury
Angela Lansbury
Princess Gwendolyn
British actor Cecil Parker wears a suit, tie and pocket square
King Roderick I
Mildred Natwick
Robert Middleton
Sir Griswold
Michael Pate
Sir Locksley
Herbert Rudley
Capt of the Guard
Noel Drayton
John Carradine
Edward Ashley
Black Fox
Alan Napier
Sir Brockhurst
Lewis Martin
Sir Finsdale
Patrick Aherne
Sir Pertwee
Richard Kean
Hermine’s Midgets
The Jackson Michigan Zouave Drill Team
Marching Knights – Knighthood Ceremony
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One of the star’s most delightful vehicles, this medieval romp has good tunes and lively action, not to mention an exceptional cast and memorable ‘chalice from the palace’ routine. (Halliwell’s)


Opening credits from The Court Jester (1955) (5)


Melvin Frank
Director / Producer / Writer
Norman Panama
Director / Producer / Writer


Dena Enterprises
Production company
Paramount British Pictures
Distribution company