Louis Armstrong

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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A Song is Born, starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo

A Song is Born, starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo

Review of A Song is Born, starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo A Song is Born‚ is a very unusual‚ Danny Kaye‚ film, in that it’s less of a comedy and more of a musical romance.‚  In no small way, it’s an opportunity for a variety of the leading musicians of the time to perform, including Tommy Dorsey, […]

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