The Five Pennies
The Five Pennies (1959)

This biographical film chronicles the life of '20s trumpet player Red Nichols (Danny Kaye) and his rise to fame in the jazz world. With the support of his wife (Barbara Bel Geddes) and his beloved young daughter (Tuesday Weld in her… 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.