History Film / TheCourtJester

5th Jul '17 2:08:27 PM eroock
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* {{Foreshadowing}}: Brockhurst mentions early on that Ravenhurst likely fears losing his position as the king's advisor because of the alliance he (Brockhurst), Finsdale and Pertwee want Roderick to make with Griswold. Ravenhurst yells at him that he will die for that, to which Brockhurst replies, "One of us will!", before engaging in a brief sword fight. Ravenhurst later conspires to have Brockhurst, Finsdale and Pertwee killed off to prevent the alliance from going ahead.
** The "Outfox Thwe Fox" number at the start makes it out that Hawkins is the Black Fox. [[spoiler:He ends up getting mistaken for the Black Fox by Ravenhurst and his associates and they conspire to use him to try and get rid of Griswold.]]

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Brockhurst mentions early on that Ravenhurst likely fears losing his position as the king's advisor because of the alliance he (Brockhurst), Finsdale and Pertwee want Roderick to make with Griswold. Ravenhurst yells at him that he will die for that, to which Brockhurst replies, "One of us will!", before engaging in a brief sword fight. Ravenhurst later conspires to have Brockhurst, Finsdale and Pertwee killed off to prevent the alliance from going ahead.
** The "Outfox Thwe The Fox" number at the start makes it out that Hawkins is the Black Fox. [[spoiler:He ends up getting mistaken for the Black Fox by Ravenhurst and his associates and they conspire to use him to try and get rid of Griswold.]]
5th Jul '17 2:59:34 AM axle-k89
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** The "Outfox Thwe Fox" number at the start makes it out that Hawkins is the Black Fox. [[spoiler:He ends up getting mistaken for the Black Fox by Ravenhurst and his associates and they conspire to use him to try and get rid of Griswold.]]
5th Jul '17 2:54:40 AM axle-k89
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* ChekhovsSkill: Hawkins's entertaining skills from the carnival come in very hand when he has to pose as Giacomo, making his appearance as a jester pretty convincing.

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* ChekhovsSkill: Hawkins's entertaining skills from the carnival come in very hand handy when he has to pose as Giacomo, making his appearance as a jester pretty convincing.
5th Jul '17 2:53:52 AM axle-k89
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* BaitAndSwitch: It looks initially like Hawkins himself is the Black Fox in the "Outfox The Fox" number", but once the number ends, the real Black Fox appears, Hawkins having been dressing in his clothes. [[spoiler:This also likely forehsadows how Hawkins will be mistaken for the Black Fox later by Ravenhurst and his cronies.]]



* ButtMonkey: Fergus. He sneaks into the castle before the film starts, but only gets duties as an hostler, so they have to send someone else o the castle after him. He's ignored by everybody, including Hawkins and Jean a few times, while listening to him could have ended the film in about five minutes, and saved many lives, including his own. He does manage to get through to Jean by telling her his plan to send the key to the secret passage to the Black Fox is better than hers, but he's caught in the act by Ravenhurst and his henchmen and tortured to death (thankfully offscreen).

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* ButtMonkey: Fergus. He sneaks into the castle before the film starts, but only gets duties as an hostler, so they have to send someone else o into the castle after him. He's ignored by everybody, including Hawkins and Jean a few times, while listening to him could have ended the film in about five minutes, and saved many lives, including his own. He does manage to get through to Jean by telling her his plan to send the key to the secret passage to the Black Fox is better than hers, but he's caught in the act by Ravenhurst and his henchmen and tortured to death (thankfully offscreen).



* ColourCodedForYourConvenience: Ravenhurst, Brockhurst, Finsdale and Pertwee's outfits in the scenes they appear. Ravenhurst tends to dress in black and purple, Brockhurst in yellow, Finsdale in green, and Pertwee in blue.



* DarkIsEvil: Ravenhurst dresses in dark outfits in every scene he appears in.
* DarkIsNotEvil: The Black Fox, the leader of the group in the forest looking after the infant king and true heir to the throne.



* EvilChancellor: 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.

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* EvilChancellor: Ravenhurst isn't quite outright planning to overthrow the kingdom, but he certain certainly makes plans that help his position. Even Roderick knows Ravenhurst isn't fully to be trusted.


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* FailedASpotCheck: Because everybody was busy applauding Hawkins after singing "The Maladjusted Jester", no one noticed Griselda slipping pellets of poison into the goblets intended for Brockhurst, Finsdale and Pertwee, not even the attendant holding them.


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* PetTheDog: At the request of Hawkins (under hypnosis at the time), Ravenhurst agrees to order flowers for the widows of Brockhurst, Finsdale and Pertwee after they are killed.
23rd Jun '17 1:34:49 AM jormis29
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This 1956 musical-comedy {{Farce}}, written and directed by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank and starring Creator/DannyKaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Creator/AngelaLansbury, Cecil Parker, Mildred Natwick, and Creator/JohnCarradine, has been a CultClassic on TV for years, mercilessly mocking the conventions of [[TheMiddleAges medieval]] {{Swashbuckler}} films of the 1930s through the '50s. A lot of it is thanks to the talent of Danny Kaye, 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 1956 musical-comedy {{Farce}}, written and directed by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank and starring Creator/DannyKaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Creator/BasilRathbone, Creator/AngelaLansbury, Cecil Parker, Mildred Natwick, and Creator/JohnCarradine, has been a CultClassic on TV for years, mercilessly mocking the conventions of [[TheMiddleAges medieval]] {{Swashbuckler}} films of the 1930s through the '50s. A lot of it is thanks to the talent of Danny Kaye, who is about as unlikely an adventure hero as you could get, and the film makes sure to milk every drop of that.
4th Jun '17 10:55:59 AM MarshalGrover
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* AnswerCut: Jane wonders how they could get somebody inside the castle close to the king with access to his chamber. Cue Giacomo entering the shack.

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* AnswerCut: Jane Jean wonders how they could get somebody inside the castle close to the king with access to his chamber. Cue Giacomo entering the shack.



* ThereIsOnlyOneBed: Jean and Hawkins spend the night in the woodman's hut, though nothing intimate happens.
4th Jun '17 10:41:01 AM MarshalGrover
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This 1955 musical-comedy {{Farce}}, written and directed by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank and starring Creator/DannyKaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Creator/AngelaLansbury, Cecil Parker, Mildred Natwick, and Creator/JohnCarradine, has been a CultClassic on TV for years, mercilessly mocking the conventions of [[TheMiddleAges medieval]] {{Swashbuckler}} films of the 1930s through the '50s. A lot of it is thanks to the talent of Danny Kaye, 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 1956 musical-comedy {{Farce}}, written and directed by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank and starring Creator/DannyKaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Creator/AngelaLansbury, Cecil Parker, Mildred Natwick, and Creator/JohnCarradine, has been a CultClassic on TV for years, mercilessly mocking the conventions of [[TheMiddleAges medieval]] {{Swashbuckler}} films of the 1930s through the '50s. A lot of it is thanks to the talent of Danny Kaye, who is about as unlikely an adventure hero as you could get, and the film makes sure to milk every drop of that.
4th Jun '17 5:23:05 AM eroock
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3rd Jun '17 7:59:06 PM Mdumas43073
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This 1955 comedic {{Farce}}, written and directed by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank and starring Creator/DannyKaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Creator/AngelaLansbury, Cecil Parker, Mildred Natwick, and Creator/JohnCarradine, has been a CultClassic on TV for years, mercilessly mocking the conventions of [[TheMiddleAges medieval]] {{Swashbuckler}} films of the 1930s through the '50s. A lot of it is thanks to the talent of Danny Kaye, 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 comedic musical-comedy {{Farce}}, written and directed by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank and starring Creator/DannyKaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Creator/AngelaLansbury, Cecil Parker, Mildred Natwick, and Creator/JohnCarradine, has been a CultClassic on TV for years, mercilessly mocking the conventions of [[TheMiddleAges medieval]] {{Swashbuckler}} films of the 1930s through the '50s. A lot of it is thanks to the talent of Danny Kaye, who is about as unlikely an adventure hero as you could get, and the film makes sure to milk every drop of that.
3rd Jun '17 7:56:37 PM Mdumas43073
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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.

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''The Court Jester'' is a This 1955 Creator/{{Paramount}} {{Farce}} comedy film, comedic {{Farce}}, written and directed by Norman Panama and Melvin Frank, Frank and starring Creator/DannyKaye, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone, Creator/AngelaLansbury, Cecil Parker, Mildred Natwick, and JohnCarradine, Creator/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. '50s. A lot of it is thanks to the talent of Creator/DannyKaye, Danny Kaye, 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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