The Five Pennies
The Five Pennies (1959)

Five Pennies is a sentimental musical comedy about the life of bandleader Red Nichols (Danny Kaye). Red aspires to play a new kind of music. Met with opposition from the conventional music world, he forms his own band and successfully… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 13, 2005
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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

The Five Pennies is a solidly crafted movie that glosses over a lot of the real history of jazz.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A bit of a sprightly-tragic mess, but if one doesn't try to sum up its parts, it's plenty entertaining in a nostalgic, old-movie way.

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Anthony Valletta
Nice Jazz drama. Kaye gives a good performance and nice cameos by Jazz greats.