Starring the incomparable Danny Kay “The Court Jester” delivers some drama and intrigue but mostly it delivers the laughs. Not just giggles mind you, but really good belly laughs. And Bob and I can hardly keep it together talking about the “vessel with the pestle”!
Angela Lansbury, Basil Rathbone, Glynis Johns, and Mildred Natwick, among others, round out the cast. Danny Kaye for sure carries the day with his witty one liners, crazy rhyming scenes and especially his suave portrayal of Giacomo, when he’s hypnotized and under the influence of Griselda. You’re in for a treat with “The Court Jester”. There are also some great musical numbers, surprising choreography, and beautiful matte paintings, all skillfully written and directed by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama.
And up next, it’s Ester Williams and Fernando Lamas in “Dangerous When Wet”.