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163 Ratings

The Court Jester

United States, 1955
Comedy, Adventure, Family


Danny Kaye spoofs medieval swashbucklers in this classic musical comedy. While the infant King of England awaits his rightful place as leader of the British Empire, his rule is usurped by Roderick, an evil pretender to the throne.

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The Court Jester Directed by Melvin Frank, Norman Panama

Awards & Festivals

Golden Globes (USA)

1957 | Nominee: Best Actor - Comedy or Musical

AFI Fest


National Film Preservation Board

2004 | Winner: National Film Registry

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