History Film / TheCourtJester

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!
4th Feb '16 2:55:52 PM margdean56
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* ExactWords: Hawkins' says to Roderick:

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* ExactWords: Hawkins' Hawkins says to Roderick:



* {{Knighting}}: Spoofed in so many ways. When Gwendolyn says she wants Giacomo (really Hawkins) instead of Griswald, the knight is offended, and would challenge Giacomo to a duel if he weren't a lowly jester. Hawkins is rushed through knighting to avoid spoiling the marriage, by given fixed and easy challenges to complete, and even the final ceremony is done double time.

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* {{Knighting}}: Spoofed in so many ways. When Gwendolyn says she wants Giacomo (really Hawkins) instead of Griswald, Griswold, the knight is offended, and would challenge Giacomo to a duel if he weren't a lowly jester. Hawkins is rushed through knighting to avoid spoiling the marriage, by being given fixed and easy challenges to complete, and even the final ceremony is done double time.



* LightningCanDoAnything: At one point Hawkins' armor is hit by lightning. After Hawkins puts it, on anything made of metal [[SelectiveMagnetism sticks to him]].

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* LightningCanDoAnything: At one point Hawkins' armor is hit by lightning. After Hawkins puts it, it on, on anything made of metal [[SelectiveMagnetism sticks to him]].
26th Jan '16 5:16:39 AM Menshevik
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* GloveSlap: Milked for laughs in back-to-back scenes between Sir Griswold and Hawkins.
10th Dec '15 5:36:42 PM nombretomado
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* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Hawkins slashes a set of candles, apparently to no effect, and Ravenhurst laughs at him. Then he ''blows'' on the candles, and they fall apart. This is another ActorAllusion, as well, as Tyrone Power had pulled a similar, if less exaggerated, bit of swordplay on Basil Rathbone's Captain Esteban in 1940's ''The Mark of {{Zorro}}.''

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* ImplausibleFencingPowers: Hawkins slashes a set of candles, apparently to no effect, and Ravenhurst laughs at him. Then he ''blows'' on the candles, and they fall apart. This is another ActorAllusion, as well, as Tyrone Power had pulled a similar, if less exaggerated, bit of swordplay on Basil Rathbone's Captain Esteban in 1940's ''The Mark of {{Zorro}}.''Film/TheMarkOfZorro.''



* ShoutOut: [[{{Zorro}} The Black Fox]], with a BilingualBonus and the candle scene parodying a scene from ''The Mark of Zorro'', in which Basil Rathbone played the heavy too.

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* ShoutOut: [[{{Zorro}} [[{{Franchise/Zorro}} The Black Fox]], with a BilingualBonus and the candle scene parodying a scene from ''The Mark of Zorro'', in which Basil Rathbone played the heavy too.
6th Sep '15 12:32:48 PM DragonQuestZ
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* RoyalBlood: There is a true heir to the throne.

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* RoyalBlood: There is a true surviving heir to the throne.royal family.



** Finger snapping breaking him in and out of his spell.

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** Finger snapping breaking him Hawkins in and out of his spell.



* SheCleansUpNicely: Hawkins is surprised to see Maid Jean disguised as a woman.

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* SheCleansUpNicely: Maid Jean wears masculine clothes so often that Hawkins is surprised to see Maid Jean disguised as a woman.always stunned when she wears dresses.



* SimpleYetOpulent: Many of the lady's outfits in this movie range from explicitly fancy to implicitly fancy.

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* SimpleYetOpulent: Many of the lady's court outfits in this movie range from explicitly fancy to implicitly fancy.



%%* SupportingLeader: The Black Fox.

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%%* * SupportingLeader: The Black Fox.Fox leads the rebellion, even though Hawkins is the focus of the film.



* {{Swashbuckler}}: The film is an ingenious combination of this and the {{Comedy}} genres.

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* {{Swashbuckler}}: The film is an ingenious a combination of this and the {{Comedy}} genres.



* ThereIsOnlyOneBed: When Jean and Hawkins spend the night in the woodman's hut.

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* ThereIsOnlyOneBed: When Jean and Hawkins spend the night in the woodman's hut.hut, though nothing intimate happens.



%%* TotemPoleTrench: Well actually cloak.

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%%* * TotemPoleTrench: Well actually cloak.A cloak is used for this. During the "Never Outfox the Fox" number, some of the dwarfs do this as part of the song and dance routine.



* TrueBlueFemininity: One of Gwendolyn's dresses is blue, and has a matching cape trimmed [[PrettyInMink with ermine]].

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* TrueBlueFemininity: One of Gwendolyn's dresses is blue, blue with [[EverythingsSparklyWithJewelry sapphires trimming the neckline]], and has a matching blue cape trimmed [[PrettyInMink with ermine]].



* WickedWitch: Well... "''amoral'' witch" describes Griselda.

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* WickedWitch: Well... "''amoral'' witch" describes Griselda. Her spells are in the form of very powerful hypnosis.
6th Sep '15 12:26:43 PM DragonQuestZ
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* ButtMonkey: Alas for Fergus the Hostler. Bravely working for the Black Fox, he gets into the castle but never gets a high enough job to get access to the king's chambers. Nobody ''ever'' listens to him; if either Hawkins or Jean had paid him the slightest bit of attention, the movie would be over in five minutes. And at the end, it is strongly implied that he gets ''tortured to death'' by Ravenhurst's men.



* AChildShallLeadThem: One wonders how the government will be run with the infant king on the throne.

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* AChildShallLeadThem: One wonders how The surviving true royal is an infant. No regent is named at the government will be run with end of the infant king on the throne.film though.



* CourtlyLove: Parodied, not only with Hawkins only doing it because he has been {{Brainwashed}}, but by Danny Kaye making silly poses to spoof the almost implausible complexity of many romantic heroes.

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* CourtlyLove: Parodied, not only with Hawkins only doing it because he has been {{Brainwashed}}, but by Danny Kaye making silly poses in rapid succession to spoof the almost implausible complexity of many romantic heroes.



%%* EvilChancellor: Ravenhurst.
* ExactWords[=/=]FalseReassurance: Hawkins' toast to Roderick:

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%%* * EvilChancellor: Ravenhurst.
Ravenhurst isn't quite outright planning to overthrow the kingdom, but he certain makes plans that help his position. Even Roderick knows Ravenhurst isn't fully to be trusted.
* ExactWords[=/=]FalseReassurance: ExactWords: Hawkins' toast says to Roderick:



* {{Farce}}: The entire plot.

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* FalseReassurance: Hawkins' toast to Roderick:
-->''" A toast! A toast! A toast to his most royal highness! To Roderick the first, for all that he has done for this great England of ours, may Providence provide a true and just reward! To the king!"''
* {{Farce}}: The entire plot.plot is a spoof of tales such as ''Robin Hood'' and ''Ivanhoe''..



* GambitPileup: And ''how!'' Between the Black Fox and Ravenhurst and Griselda and Gwendolyn and others all pursuing their own ends, it's a wonder anybody can accomplish anything.
* GorgeousPeriodDress[=/=]HollywoodCostuming: Supplies the heading picture for the latter. Angela Lansbury looks like she should be posing next to an Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 at the 1955 GM Motorama.
%%* GuileHero: Maid Jean.

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* GambitPileup: And ''how!'' Between the Black Fox and Ravenhurst and Griselda and Gwendolyn and others all pursuing their own ends, it's a wonder anybody can accomplish anything.
* GorgeousPeriodDress[=/=]HollywoodCostuming: Supplies the heading picture GorgeousPeriodDress: The clothing in this movie is bright and colorful, even for the latter. Angela Lansbury looks like she should be posing next to an Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 at the 1955 GM Motorama.
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those wearing subdued colors.
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GuileHero: Maid Jean.Jean uses a lot of trickery to get herself out of bad situations.



* HollywoodCostuming: Many of the dresses were based on fifties styles more than middle ages. Angela Lansbury looks almost like she should be posing next to an Oldsmobile Dynamic 88 at the 1955 GM Motorama.



* IntimateMarks: The Rightful Heir (still an infant) has a BirthmarkOfDestiny on his butt. In the ending, the titular Jester, with the infant in his arms, lowers the swaddling clothes just far enough to reveal the birthmark, to a long line of nobles.

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* IntimateMarks: The Rightful Heir (still an infant) has a BirthmarkOfDestiny on his butt. In an early scene and in the ending, the titular Jester, with Hawkins holds the infant in his arms, arms and lowers the swaddling clothes just far enough to reveal the birthmark, to a long line of nobles.



* {{Knighting}}: Spoofed in so many ways.
** Yea, verily, yea.
** Candidate passes.
%%* LaResistance: The Black Fox's people.
* LightningCanDoAnything: At one point Hawkins' armor is hit by lightning. After Hawkins puts it on anything made of metal [[SelectiveMagnetism sticks to him!]]

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* {{Knighting}}: Spoofed in so many ways.
** Yea, verily, yea.
** Candidate passes.
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ways. When Gwendolyn says she wants Giacomo (really Hawkins) instead of Griswald, the knight is offended, and would challenge Giacomo to a duel if he weren't a lowly jester. Hawkins is rushed through knighting to avoid spoiling the marriage, by given fixed and easy challenges to complete, and even the final ceremony is done double time.
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LaResistance: The Black Fox's people.
people seek to overthrow the usurper and put the rightful heir back on the throne.
* LightningCanDoAnything: At one point Hawkins' armor is hit by lightning. After Hawkins puts it it, on anything made of metal [[SelectiveMagnetism sticks to him!]]him]].



* ObfuscatingStupidity: The villains are surprised at how much of a doofus Giacomo is and wonder whether or not he is doing this. Helped by the secret self-serving actions of Griselda.

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* ObfuscatingStupidity: The villains are surprised at how much of a doofus Giacomo is and wonder whether or not he is doing this.this to hide his true intentions. Helped by the secret self-serving actions of Griselda.



* ParodiedTrope: Swashbuckling, courtly love, knighting, dueling, outlaws, rebellion, and just so many other tropes of these films.
* PimpedOutCape: Roderick wears an [[RequisiteRoyalRegalia ermine cape]] most of the time, perhaps compensating for how he got on the throne. His daughter wears one for just one scene.
* PimpedOutDress / SimpleYetOpulent: Many of the outfits in this movie range from explicitly fancy to implicitly fancy.

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* ParodiedTrope: Swashbuckling, Many tropes of these films are mocked, from swashbuckling, courtly love, knighting, dueling, outlaws, rebellion, and just so many other tropes of these films.
etc.
* PimpedOutCape: Roderick wears an [[RequisiteRoyalRegalia ermine ermine-trimmed cape]] most of the time, perhaps compensating for how he got on the throne. time. His daughter wears one for just an ermine-trimmed cape in one scene.
* PimpedOutDress / SimpleYetOpulent: Many of the outfits in this movie range from explicitly PimpedOutDress: Gwendolyn's dresses are light on decoration, but still fancy enough to implicitly fancy.fit a princess. This includes her [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/princess_gwendolyn.jpg blue velvet dress trimmed with jewels on the neckline]].



* PrincessesPreferPink: Gwendolyn wears at least one pink outfit.

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* PrincessesPreferPink: Gwendolyn wears at least one a pink outfit.dress in her first scenes.



%%* RightfulKingReturns
%%* RoyalBlood

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%%* RightfulKingReturns
%%* RoyalBlood
* RightfulKingReturns: The baby heir is restored to the throne at the end.
* RoyalBlood: There is a true heir to the throne.


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* SimpleYetOpulent: Many of the lady's outfits in this movie range from explicitly fancy to implicitly fancy.
5th Sep '15 7:01:18 PM nombretomado
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It flopped when it came out, but was later a hit on TV. Now it's on the American Film Institute's list of "100 Years... 100 Laughs," and preserved in the United States NationalFilmRegistry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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It flopped when it came out, but was later a hit on TV. Now it's on the American Film Institute's list of "100 Years... 100 Laughs," and preserved in the United States NationalFilmRegistry UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
22nd May '15 3:37:07 PM SWNT
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'''Maid Jean:''' "And jester to the king!"

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'''Maid Jean:''' (points to Hawkins, indicating that he'll take Giacomo's place) "And jester to the king!"
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