Movie Review

Skokie, starring Danny Kaye, Brian Dennehy, Eli Wallach

Skokie – a Danny Kaye movie made for TV

Skokie‚ (1981) starring‚ Danny Kaye, Brian Dennehy, Eli Wallach  Skokie‚ is many things.‚  It‚ is‚ Danny Kaye‘s final film.‚  It is Danny Kaye’s only strictly dramatic role.‚  It is a balanced view at two sides of an issue.‚  It looks at the‚ survivors of the Nazi holocaust.‚  It provides wonderful acting by some truly great actors, including‚ Danny Kaye, Eli Wallach, Brian […]

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Pinocchio, starring Danny Kaye and Sandy Duncan

Pinocchio, starring Danny Kaye and Sandy Duncan

A feature-length musical motion picture of the classic tale about the puppet who becomes a real boy. Danny Kaye plays “Gepetto,” the wood carver; and Sandy Duncan plays “Pinocchio,” the irrepressible puppet. Editorial review of Pinocchio, starring Danny Kaye and Sandy Duncan, courtesy of‚ Amazon.com ‚  This musical adaptation of‚ Pinocchio‚ from 1976 features the incomparable talents of‚ Danny […]

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The Five Pennies, starring Danny Kaye

The Five Pennies

Editorial review of The Five Pennies (1959) starring Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes, Louis Armstrong, courtesy of‚ Amazon.com Danny Kaye‚ shows off his keen musical sense in the lead role of‚ The Five Pennies, the life story of cornet master Red Nichols–or at least the Hollywood version of Nichols’ life. The movie gets off to a kicky start […]

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On the Riviera, starring Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet

On the Riviera

Editorial Review of‚ On the Riviera‚ (1951) starring Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet, courtesy of‚ Amazon.com  Just as‚ Love Affair‚ inspired‚ An Affair to Remember‚ and Sleepless in Seattle,‚ Folies Bergƒere‚ inspired‚ That Night in Rio‚ and‚ On the Riviera. In Walter Lang’s Technicolor version,‚ Danny Kaye‚ takes on a dual role previously assumed by Maurice Chevalier and Don Ameche.‚ A master of mistaken identity, Kaye makes it his […]

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Wonder Man, starring Danny Kaye

Wonder Man

‚ Wonder Man (1945) starring Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen Danny Kaye‘œs‚ Wonder Man‚ serves as a vehicle for Danny Kaye to show off his versatility in singing, dancing, and comedy.‚  Danny Kaye plays twin roles – €literally – €as Edwin Dingle, an academic bookworm, and as his twin brother, Buzzie Bellew, famous nightclub entertainer.‚  Buzzie is the […]

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Danny Kaye in the happiest show in town - Merry Andrew - co-starring Pier Angelli

Merry Andrew

Merry Andrew‚ (1958), starring Danny Kaye  Merry Andrew‚ is an old English term for a clown.‚  In the movie‚ Merry Andrew‚ ,‚ Danny Kaye‚ plays‚ Andrew Larabee, a slightly stuffy professor, who has received permission for an archeological dig‚ at a site in England.‚  The land is owned by an old school friend of his, who is planning to build a dairy on […]

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The Inspector General, starring Danny Kaye

The Inspector General

The Inspector General‚ (1949) starring Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates “The Inspector General, generally he inspects.” I’m a longtime fan of‚ Danny Kaye – €one of the screen’s greatest clowns, he has room to truly strut his stuff in this wonderful film. The movie begins as‚ Georgi‚ (played by Danny Kaye) is working with his partner‚ Yakov‚ (played wonderfully by‚ Walter […]

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The Court Jester - Danny Kaye - Glynnis Johns - Angela Lansbury - Singing. Dancing. Jousting. He's a master juggler

The Court Jester

Review of‚ The Court Jester‚ (1955) starring Danny Kaye, Angela Lansbury, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone  I can safely say that‚ The Court Jester‚ with‚ Danny Kaye‚ is‚ one of the funniest movies that I’ve ever seen.‚  The film begins in medieval England with a band of outlaws led by the Black Fox, determined to put the rightful king of England on the […]

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, starring Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (1947) starring Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Boris Karloff ‚ Danny Kaye‚ is a natural to play the part of Walter Mitty, the henpecked man who takes refuge from his boring life by engaging in a series of fantasies – €brave sea captain, fashion designer, surgeon, cowboy, etc.‚  Of course, in order […]

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Hans Christian Andersen, starring Danny Kaye

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen‚ (1952) starring‚ Danny Kaye Synopsis of‚ Hans Christian Andersen  A fantasy fairy tale about the life of Hans Christian Andersen weaving some of his most famous tales into the story, starring Danny Kaye as the great story teller.‚  It includes some truly great musical moments, such as‚ Inchworm,‚ The Ugly Duckling,‚ The Emperor’s New Clothes, etc. Review of‚ Hans […]

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