The Five Pennies

1959 • 117 minutes
31 reviews
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Danny Kaye cuts loose with his trademark musical clowning. Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong plays his horn and croons in that famed gargling-granite voice. Big Band icons Bob Crosby, Ray Anthony and Shelly Manne join the fun. And Barbara Bel Geddes (decades before Dallas) and debuting teen Tuesday Weld add to the excellent performances in The Five Pennies, the success-tempered-with-tears biopic of jazz great Red Nichols (portrayed by Kaye).

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31 reviews
Jake Hillen
September 23, 2014
I cried. I never cry. But I did.
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Sharon Voigt
April 28, 2016
Light hearted, and heart felt
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Karen Nichols
November 7, 2019
I love watching this movie!
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