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The Five Pennies


The Five Pennies is the life story of influential jazz cornetist [[Performer~P52572~Red Nichols~rednichols]], played here by a remarkably straight-faced [[Performer~P96949~Danny Kaye~dannykaye]]. The somewhat romanticized screenplay chronicles [[Performer~P52572~Nichols~rednichols]]' rise from obscurity, annotates the many future bandleaders who would play with [[Performer~P52572~Nichols~rednichols]]' "Five Pennies," and details his self-destructive streak and (seeming) inability to conform to changing...more