History Film / TheCourtJester

10th Apr '17 7:06:45 PM eroock
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* WhosOnFirst: When Hubert Hawkins tells King Roderick the narrative of the Duke, the Doge, and the Duchess:

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* WhosOnFirst: A couple. [[note]]
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When Hubert Hawkins tells King Roderick the narrative of the Duke, the Doge, and the Duchess:Duchess.



** And HilarityEnsues when Hawkins is trying to sort out the vessel with the pestle, the chalice from the palace, and the flagon with the dragon:

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** And HilarityEnsues when Hawkins is trying to sort out the vessel with the pestle, the chalice from the palace, and the flagon with the dragon:dragon.



** Later on:

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** Later And later on:



-->'''Griselda''': Just remember that.

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-->'''Griselda''': Just remember that.[[/note]]
10th Apr '17 3:18:28 PM snichols1973
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* WhosOnFirst: When Hubert Hawkins tells King Roderick the narrative of the Duke, the Doge, and the Duchess:
-->'''King Roderick''': The Duke. What did the Duke do?
-->'''Hubert''': Eh... the Duke?
-->'''King Roderick''':Yes. And what about the Doge?
-->'''Hubert''': Oh, the Doge!
-->'''King Roderick''': Eh, well, what did the Doge do?
-->'''Hubert''': The Doge do?
-->'''King Roderick''': Yes, the Doge do.
-->'''Hubert''': Well, uh, the Doge did what the Doge does. Eh, uh, when the Doge does his duty to the Duke, that is.
-->'''King Roderick''': What? What's that?
-->'''Hubert''': Oh, it's very simple, sire: When the Doge did his duty and the Duke didn't, that's when the Duchess did the dirt to the Duke with the Doge.
-->'''King Roderick''': Who did what to what?
-->'''Hubert''': Oh, they all did, sire. There they were in the dark; the Duke with his dagger, the Doge with his dart, Duchess with her dirk.
-->'''King Roderick''': Duchess with her dirk?
-->'''Hubert''': Yes! The Duchess dove at the Duke just when the Duke dove at the Doge. Now the Duke ducked, the Doge dodged, and the Duchess didn't. So the Duke got the Duchess, the Duchess got the Doge, and the Doge got the Duke!
-->'''King Roderick''': Curious. I... I... hm? What? What's that? All I heard was that the Duchess had a siege of rheumatism. She's 83, you know.
** And HilarityEnsues when Hawkins is trying to sort out the vessel with the pestle, the chalice from the palace, and the flagon with the dragon:
-->'''Griselda''': Listen. I have put a pellet of poison in one of the vessels.
-->'''Hawkins''': Which one?
-->'''Griselda''': The one with the figure of a pestle.
-->'''Hawkins''': The vessel with the pestle?
-->'''Griselda''': Yes. But you don't want the vessel with the pestle, you want the chalice from the palace!
-->'''Hawkins''': I don't want the vessel with the pestle, I want the chalice from... the what?
-->'''Jean''': The chalice from the palace!
-->'''Hawkins''': Hmm?
-->'''Griselda''': It's a little crystal chalice with a figure of a palace.
-->'''Hawkins''': The chalice from the palace has the pellet with the poison?
-->'''Griselda''': No, the pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle.
-->'''Hawkins''': Oh, oh, the pestle with the vessel.
-->'''Jean''': The vessel with the pestle.
-->'''Hawkins''': What about the palace from the chalice?
-->'''Griselda''': Not the palace from the chalice! The chalice from the palace!
-->'''Hawkins''': Where's the pellet with the poison?
-->'''Griselda''': In the vessel with the pestle. The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
-->'''Jean''': Don't you see? The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle.
-->'''Griselda''': The chalice from the palace has the brew that is true!
-->'''Jean''': It's so easy, I can say it.
-->'''Hawkins''': Well then you fight him!
-->'''Griselda''': Listen carefully: The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle, the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
-->'''Hawkins''': The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle, the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true.
** Later on:
-->'''Hawkins''': I've got it! I've got it! The pellet with the poison's in the vessel with the pestle; the chalice from the palace has the brew that is true! Right?
-->'''Griselda''': Right. But there's been a change: they broke the chalice from the palace!
-->'''Hawkins''': They broke the chalice from the palace?
-->'''Griselda''': And replaced it with a flagon.
-->'''Hawkins''': A flagon?
-->'''Griselda''': With the figure of a dragon.
-->'''Hawkins''': Flagon with a dragon.
-->'''Griselda''': Right.
-->'''Hawkins''': But did you put the pellet with the poison in the vessel with the pestle?
-->'''Griselda''': No! The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon! The vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true!
-->'''Hawkins''': The pellet with the poison's in the flagon with the dragon; the vessel with the pestle has the brew that is true.
-->'''Griselda''': Just remember that.
31st Mar '17 10:25:11 AM Kafkesque
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: We never find out what happened to the real Giacomo after Maid Jean knocked him out.
4th Mar '17 3:02:37 AM eroock
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* AChildShallLeadThem: The surviving true royal is an infant. No regent is named at the end of the film though.



* AChildShallLeadThem: The surviving true royal is an infant. No regent is named at the end of the film though.



-->''" 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!"''

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-->''" A -->''"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!"''



* {{Jerkass}}: Roderick, who had the entire royal family killed so he could usurp the throne for himself, wants to kill the last remaining heir to the throne, and intends to force Gwendolyn into an ArrangedMarriage she wants no part of for reasons that benefit himself, and even threatens her with death if she steps out of line.

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* {{Jerkass}}: {{Jerkass}}:
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Roderick, who had the entire royal family killed so he could usurp the throne for himself, wants to kill the last remaining heir to the throne, and intends to force Gwendolyn into an ArrangedMarriage she wants no part of for reasons that benefit himself, and even threatens her with death if she steps out of line.



* 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'' [[WhyDontYouMarryIt marry Griswold]].


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* WhyDontYouMarryIt: 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.
3rd Mar '17 7:31:43 PM WillBGood
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-->'''Gwendolyn''': [[WhyDontYouMarryIt If it pleases you so much, ''you'' marry Griswold]].

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-->'''Gwendolyn''': [[WhyDontYouMarryIt If it pleases you so much, ''you'' [[WhyDontYouMarryIt marry Griswold]].
3rd Mar '17 7:26:10 PM WillBGood
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* ChekhovsArmy: [[spoiler:Hawkins's dwarf friends, seen during the "Outfox The Fox" number at the start of the film. [[spoiler:When Jean finally gets the key to the Black Fox, the tunnel collapses, rendering it unusable except for a small crawlspace, giving the Black Fox the [[EurekaMoment idea]] to use Hawkins's dwarf friends from the carnival to use the passage to enter the castle, while he leads the others to attack from the outside.]]

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* ChekhovsArmy: [[spoiler:Hawkins's dwarf friends, seen during the "Outfox The Fox" number at the start of the film. [[spoiler:When When Jean finally gets the key to the Black Fox, the tunnel collapses, rendering it unusable except for a small crawlspace, giving the Black Fox the [[EurekaMoment idea]] to use Hawkins's dwarf friends from the carnival to use the passage to enter the castle, while he leads the others to attack from the outside.]]
1st Mar '17 4:58:09 PM eroock
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* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Both Gwendolyn and Jean store the key in their secret departments at different times during the movie.

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* VictoriasSecretCompartment: Both Gwendolyn and Jean store the key in their secret departments compartments at different times during the movie.
1st Mar '17 4:55:40 PM eroock
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->'''Giacomo:''' "King of Jesters..." [[CatchphraseInterruptus (gets hit on the head, falls unconscious)]]\\
'''Maid Jean:''' (points to Hawkins, indicating that he'll take Giacomo's place) "And jester to the king!"

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->'''Giacomo:''' "King
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->''"King
of Jesters..." [[CatchphraseInterruptus (gets hit on the head, falls unconscious)]]\\
'''Maid Jean:''' (points to Hawkins, indicating that he'll take Giacomo's place) "And jester
Jesters, and Jester to the king!"
King."''



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



* SupportingProtagonist: Hawkins wants to be a hero, but he's mainly just thrown around in the events of the film.
1st Mar '17 4:54:34 PM eroock
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* ExactWords: Hawkins says 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!"''



* StealthInsult: Hawkins, toasting the usurper king:
-->"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!"
1st Mar '17 4:53:52 PM eroock
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''The Court Jester'' is a 1955 Creator/{{Paramount}} {{Farce}} comedy film, written and directed by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, and starring 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 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.



This 1955 Creator/{{Paramount}} film, written and directed by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, and starring 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 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.

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 UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".

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This 1955 Creator/{{Paramount}} film, written and directed by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, and starring 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 Creator/DannyKaye, who is about as unlikely an adventure hero as you could get, and the The film makes sure to milk every drop of that.

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 UsefulNotes/NationalFilmRegistry by the Library of Congress for being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".significant".



* BumblingDad: Kind of, in that Hawkins is actually a more than competent foster father to the young king (in fact, he's the most competent parental type in the whole movie), but he's bumbling at pretty much everything else.



* ChekhovsArmy: [[spoiler:Hawkins's dwarf friends, seen during the "Outfox The Fox" number at the start of the film. The Black Fox enlists their help in storming the castle at the end.]]

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* ChekhovsArmy: [[spoiler:Hawkins's dwarf friends, seen during the "Outfox The Fox" number at the start of the film. The [[spoiler:When Jean finally gets the key to the Black Fox, the tunnel collapses, rendering it unusable except for a small crawlspace, giving the Black Fox enlists their help in storming the castle at [[EurekaMoment idea]] to use Hawkins's dwarf friends from the end.carnival to use the passage to enter the castle, while he leads the others to attack from the outside.]]



* ChekhovsGun: The key to the secret passage, and the secret passage itself. [[spoiler:When Jean finally gets the key to the Black Fox, the tunnel collapses, rendering it unusable except for a small crawlspace, giving the Black Fox the [[EurekaMoment idea]] to use [[ChekhovsArmy Hawkins's dwarf friends from the carnival]] to use the passage to enter the castle, while he leads the others to attack from the outside.]]
** Griselda hypnotising Hawkins. She first does it to him to get him to woo Gwendolyn and save her own life, then does it to him again at the end to protect him in his sword fight with Ravenhurst.
** A TotemPoleTrench. It's first done with Hawkins's dwarf friends a few times in the forest at the start of the film. [[spoiler:It's done again at the start of the climax to free Hawkins and Jean and let them know that Hawkins's dwarf friends are about to attack.]]

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* ChekhovsGun: The key to the secret passage, and the secret passage itself. [[spoiler:When Jean finally gets the key to the Black Fox, the tunnel collapses, rendering it unusable except for a small crawlspace, giving the Black Fox the [[EurekaMoment idea]] to use [[ChekhovsArmy Hawkins's dwarf friends from the carnival]] to use the passage to enter the castle, while he leads the others to attack from the outside.]]
** Griselda hypnotising Hawkins. She first does it to him to get him to woo Gwendolyn and save her own life, then does it to him again at the end to protect him in his sword fight with Ravenhurst.
** A
TotemPoleTrench. It's first done with Hawkins's dwarf friends a few times in the forest at the start of the film. [[spoiler:It's done again at the start of the climax to free Hawkins and Jean and let them know that Hawkins's dwarf friends are about to attack.]]



* CleanCut: 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 ''Film/TheMarkOfZorro.''



* 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 ''Film/TheMarkOfZorro.''



* 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 on, anything made of metal [[SelectiveMagnetism sticks to him]].him]] which lets him defeat Sir Griswold.



-->'''Gwendolyn''': If it pleases you so much, ''you'' marry Griswold.

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-->'''Gwendolyn''': [[WhyDontYouMarryIt If it pleases you so much, ''you'' marry Griswold.Griswold]].



* ShadowDiscretionShot: 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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* ShadowDiscretionShot: 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 [[ShadowDiscretionShot as shadows on the wall.wall]].



* 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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* TapOnTheHead: TapOnTheHead:
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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.honors.
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