LOOK FOR THE FLAGON WITH THE DRAGON – Marilyn Armstrong

It’s either in the chalice from the palace … or the vessel with the pestle … or possibly, the flagon with the dragon. One of them has the brew that is true, but if you mistakenly drink the wrong one? Then you’ve consumed the pellet with the poison. And your goose, so to speak, is cooked.

Herein I praise some of the funniest movie dialogue ever to grace a screen. This particular “bit” has been going through my head since yesterday.

I defy you to memorize the words and keep them in order. I’ve been trying to remember them in order for decades, to no avail. I always lose track eventually.

Maybe you’ll have better luck but I doubt it!



Categories: film, Humor, Marilyn Armstrong, Media, Movies

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21 replies

  1. Ah! The often under rated Danny Kaye. I watched many of his movies as a youth. And laughed myself silly…

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  2. A true classical comedy, one of the best. Danny Kaye spewed forth those words in double time. I wonder how many takes it took before the final one.

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    • I’m just guessing here — I think Kaye – the consummate pro – probably got it on the FIRST take and shot more to make sure everyone was okay with the scene/s.

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  3. Just reading that I thought of Danny Kaye….

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  4. So many good people in this movie, but Danny Kaye–so funny!

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    • Lois, Kaye’s scenes with Basil Rathbone were so funny. Rathbone was a master swordsman (Better than Errol Flynn, really!). It’s said that Rathbone worked hard not not crack up with Kaye’s comic schtick on the fencing stuff — Would’ve loved to have been on this set just to see and hear the laughter.

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  5. Wonderful! I can’t help wondering how many takes they had to do for this scene! Mind you, would we know if they’d got it wrong? Love it. I haven’t seen this film, but I really think I should. 🙂

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  6. Oh how I loved Danny Kaye. Thanks for this- always makes me marvel.

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  7. This was the first Danny Kaye movie I ever saw and I still think it’s one of the funniest movies ever (from a mid-twentieth century perspective). Danny Kaye was great.

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