Saturday, September 29, 2012

The "Pellet with the Poison" Routine



The famous "pellet with the poison" routine from The Court Jester (1956) actually comes from an old vaudeville routine.  Variations of the routine turned up in films years before The Court Jester.  Let's take a look at the Court Jester routine and its precedents.
 

The Court Jester (1956)

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Roman Scandals (1933)

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Never Say Die (1939)

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1 comment:

  1. Wow!, awesome seeing those earlier examples. Didn't know it was a vaudeville routine.

    Thanks for sharing!

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