The Five Pennies
The Five Pennies (1959)

The struggle for success and eventual triumph of jazz trumpeter Red Nichols is portrayed in this biographical drama. Nominated for several Academy Awards, the film includes many musical numbers and appearances by numerous real jazz… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 18, 1959
DVD 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.