A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this movie.
Violence & Scariness
Comic battles, jousting match, and swordfights.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this movie is fine for the entire family and has no objectionable content. To stay in the loop on more movies like this, you can sign up for weekly Family Movie Night emails.
Is It Any Good?
THE COURT JESTER is pure joy. This is Danny Kaye's best movie, and one of the funniest comedies ever, with a plot that is both exciting and hilarious. It's terrific family fun.
It is worth pointing out the scene in which Jean and Hawkins confess their love for one another. He asks shyly if she could love a man who was not a fighter, and she explains that tenderness and kindness are important to her. They are each proud of the other the way they are, almost revolutionary for a movie of that era.
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