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A hapless carnival performer masquerades as the court jester as part of a plot against an evil ruler who has overthrown the rightful king.
The character The Black Fox is clearly modeled on Zorro, the early California masked avenger whose name is Spanish for "fox". As in this film, in "The Mark of Zorro" (1940) Basil Rathbone loses the big final sword fight.
Life could not better be / Better be, better be / It could not possibly / No sirrah, sir-rah, sirree! / Songs could not gayer be / Sound your do-re-o-mi, re-mi-fa-so-la-see, fa-la-la-la follow me! / Why be gloomy? / Cut thy nose off to spite thy ...
During Hawkins and Ravenhurst's fight, the safety buttons on the tips of their swords are visible in some shots.
The opening credits are a musical number where Hawkins dances around the credits as they appear. This is also the manner of a medieval theatre where an actor serves as a prologue to introduce the story.