History Film / TheCourtJester

13th Nov '16 9:34:30 AM nombretomado
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This 1955 Creator/{{Paramount}} film, written and directed by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, and starring DannyKaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Creator/AngelaLansbury, Cecil Parker, Mildred Natwick, and JohnCarradine, has been a {{Comedy}} CultClassic on TV for years, mercilessly mocking the conventions of [[TheMiddleAges medieval]] {{Swashbuckler}} films of the 1930s through the 1950s. A lot of it is thanks to the talent of DannyKaye, who is about as unlikely an adventure hero as you could get, and the film makes sure to milk every drop of that.

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This 1955 Creator/{{Paramount}} film, written and directed by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, and starring DannyKaye, Creator/DannyKaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Creator/AngelaLansbury, Cecil Parker, Mildred Natwick, and JohnCarradine, has been a {{Comedy}} CultClassic on TV for years, mercilessly mocking the conventions of [[TheMiddleAges medieval]] {{Swashbuckler}} films of the 1930s through the 1950s. A lot of it is thanks to the talent of DannyKaye, Creator/DannyKaye, who is about as unlikely an adventure hero as you could get, and the film makes sure to milk every drop of that.
22nd Oct '16 11:26:45 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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And what did we find? ''(sneeze)'' [[TheyJustDidntCare A lot o' dust!]]

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And what did we find? ''(sneeze)'' [[TheyJustDidntCare A lot o' dust!]]dust!
24th Aug '16 10:39:06 AM axle-k89
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* TitleDrop: Jean does this after first meeting the real Giacomo in the woodman's hut.
22nd Jul '16 10:15:12 PM axle-k89
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** Jean does this again during the climax to knock out the gatekeeper and allow the second wave of reinforcements, led by the Black Fox, to enter the castle.
22nd Jul '16 10:13:36 PM axle-k89
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* MenOfSherwood: The Black Fox's forces [[spoiler:and Hawkins's dwarf friends]] each become this in the climax. Kind of expected because the Black Fox is an expy of Robin Hood anyway.
8th Jul '16 9:54:48 AM axle-k89
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* NoYou: This exchange between Roderick and Gwendolyn at the beginning:
-->'''Roderick''': I am the king. If it pleases me, you will marry Griswold.
-->'''Gwendolyn''': If it pleases you so much, ''you'' marry Griswold.



** "Yea, verily, yea! Yea?"

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** During Hawkins's ceremony to become a knight and he's revealed to Roderick, we get this: "Yea, verily, yea! Yea?"



** Jean also gets one. [[spoiler:Before "The Maladjusted Jester", Hawkins subtly starts singing the tune of the lullaby he had earlier used to lure the infant king to sleep. ''While holding the basket containing the baby, right in front of Roderick!'' The [[OhCrap Oh Crap]] comes when Jean realises this. Heck, she even mouths "Baby" as it happens.]]

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** Jean also gets one. [[spoiler:Before "The Maladjusted Jester", Hawkins subtly starts singing the tune of the lullaby he had earlier used to lure the infant king to sleep. ''While holding the basket containing the baby, right in front of Roderick!'' Roderick, who wants to know what's inside it!'' The [[OhCrap Oh Crap]] comes when Jean realises this. Heck, she even mouths "Baby" as it happens.]]


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* TapOnTheHead: Hawkins is reluctant to knock out the real Giacomo with a login the woodman's hut, so Jean does this honors, and we see it happen as shadows on the wall.


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* TyrantTakesTheHelm: Roderick did this some months before the events of the film due to the RulingFamilyMassacre that wiped out all but one of the royal family.
7th Jun '16 11:16:52 AM SigmaJargon
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* RepeatAfterMe: When Griselda uses her magic to hypnotize Hawkins, he takes her first instruction rather literally.
-->'''Griselda''': Repeat after me: I am craven and thou art my master!
-->'''Hawkins''': I am craven and thou art my master!
-->'''Griselda''': Stand there, fool.
-->'''Hawkins''': Stand there, fool.
-->'''Griselda''': Silence!
-->'''Hawkins''': Silence!
9th Feb '16 5:04:35 AM Menshevik
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* RulingFamilyMassacre: How Roderick came to the throne.
4th Feb '16 3:01:07 PM margdean56
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* StealthInsult: Hawkins, toasting the usuper king:

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* StealthInsult: Hawkins, toasting the usuper usurper king:
4th Feb '16 3:00:04 PM margdean56
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Villains full of vi-ila-any!

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Villains full of vi-ila-any!vi-illa-ainy!
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