Rathbone vs. Danny Kaye in "The Court Jester". As mentioned, Rathbone is a trained fencer. Kaye wasn't -- BUT he was such a quick study and excellent at mimicking others, in any shot where you don't see Basil Rathbone's face, Kaye is actually fighting a fencing master who was hired to be Rathbone's double. Rathbone had been an expert fencer since childhood, but he was twenty years Kaye's senior and couldn't keep up in a couple of the scenes. The fencing master himself, Ralph Faulkner, is said to have told Kaye to take it easy on him!