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The Court Jester


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A feature film starring Danny Kaye
Glynis Johns , Basil Rathbone
Danny Kaye stars as ex-circus clown Hubert Hawkins - alias the Black Fox , alias Giacomo the Court Jester - in this lively musical spoof of a Hollywood swashbuckling film. Among the highlights is a duel with Basil Rathbone as the evil Ravenhurst, an encounter which - like the rest of the film - owes more than a little to The Adventures of Robin Hood.
. Written, produced and directed by NORMAN PANAMA and MELVIN FRANK Films: page 23


Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: Glynis Johns
Unknown: Basil Rathbone
Unknown: Danny Kaye
Unknown: Hubert Hawkins
Unknown: Black Fox
Unknown: Basil Rathbone
Unknown: Robin Hood.
Directed By: Norman Panama
Unknown: Melvin Frank
Hubert Hawkins: Danny Kaye
Maid Jean: Glynis Johns
Princess Gwendolyn: Angela Lansbury
Ravenhurst: Basil Rathbone
King Roderick: Cecil Parker
The Black Fox: Edward Ashley
Sir Griswold of McElwaine: Robert Middleton
Brockhurst: Alan Napier
Witch Griselda: Mildred Natwick
Locksley: Michael Pate

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