The Court Jester Poster

Release Date: May 14th, 1995

DVD Release Date: March 30th, 1999

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 41 min

Plot Summary
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.

Cast: Danny Kaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Angela Lansbury, Cecil Parker, Mildred Natwick, Robert Middleton, Michael Pate

Director: Melvin Frank, Norman Panama

Genres: Comedy

Keywords: England, Quest, Love, Hilarious, Lighthearted, Cheeky


Nominated Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical