The Court Jester

Every day, come rain or shine or internet tubes breaking, Film School Rejects showcases a trailer from the past. “As he leads his band of midgets against the army of the tyrant king!” Where did movie marketers come up with this stuff? It’s genius. Danny Kaye stars here as the reluctant hero that has to swing from ropes, sword fight while drinking, and remember which vessel or chalice has the poison meant for the pretender to the throne. It might be the best Robin Hood parody made before 1993. Plus, these trailers from the 1950s are always so bright, cheerful and colorful. So great. Think you know what it is? Check the trailer out for yourself:

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Chances are that you stumbled upon this list while googling “Amber Heard Clothed.” It’s okay. We get mistaken for The Huffington Post all the time. Our feelings aren’t hurt at all. Cases of mistaken identity are not a daily occurrence (unless wrong numbers count) for everyone. They’re something we shouldn’t be able to relate to in any way, something relegated to the world of secret agents and people with houses on top of Mount Rushmore. Yet, for some reason, they work incredibly well as a plot device – most likely because they represent one of our greatest fears. Being mistaken for someone else robs us of our own identity, places our sanity into question, and can lead to physical danger if the person we’re being mistaken for is in trouble. Movies that use them well ask a question of how quickly your life can change because of someone else and how far reality can be turned on its head. In celebration of reality being called into question, we present the list of The 10 Most Confusing Cases of Mistaken Identity.

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The Court Jester

Every Sunday, Film School Rejects presents a movie that was made before you were born and tells you why you should like it. This week, Old Ass Movies presents: The Court Jester (1955).

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