Danny Kaye movies

White Christmas (1954) starring Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby

White Christmas

Editorial review of White Christmas (1954) starring Danny Kaye, Bing Crosby, courtesy of Amazon.com  This semi-remake of Holiday Inn (the first movie in which Irving Berlin’s perennial, Oscar-winning holiday anthem was featured) doesn’t have much of a story, but what it does have is choice.  Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, Rosemary Clooney, an all-Irving Berlin song score, classy direction by Hollywood […]

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Pinocchio (1976), starring Danny Kaye and Sandy Duncan

Pinocchio

Pinocchio (1976), starring Danny Kaye and Sandy Duncan A feature-length musical motion picture of the classic tale about the puppet who becomes a real boy. Danny Kaye plays “Gepetto,” the woodcarver; and Sandy Duncan plays “Pinocchio,” the irrepressible puppet.

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A Song is Born, starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo

A Song is Born

Review of A Song is Born, starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo  A Song is Born is a very unusual Danny Kaye film. It’s less of a comedy and more of a musical romance.  In no small way, it’s an opportunity for a variety of the leading musicians of the time to perform. These include Tommy […]

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Skokie (1981) - a Danny Kaye movie made for TV, co-starring Brian Dennehy, Eli Wallach

Skokie

Skokie (1981) – a Danny Kaye movie made for TV, co-starring Brian Dennehy, Eli Wallach  Skokie is many things.  It is Danny Kaye‘s final film.‚  It is Danny Kaye’s only strictly dramatic role.  Skokie is a balanced view at two sides of an issue.  It looks at the survivors of the Nazi holocaust.  Skokie provides wonderful acting by some […]

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Wonder Man, starring Danny Kaye

Wonder Man

Wonder Man (1945) starring Danny Kaye, Virginia Mayo, Vera-Ellen  Danny Kaye‘s Wonder Man serves as a vehicle for Danny Kaye to show off his versatility in singing, dancing, and comedy.  Danny Kaye plays twin roles – €literally.  He’s Edwin Dingle, an academic bookworm, and his twin brother, Buzzie Bellew, famous nightclub entertainer.  Buzzie is the only eyewitness […]

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On the Riviera, starring Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet

On the Riviera

 Description of‚ On the Riviera‚ starring Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet Jack Martin (Danny Kaye), an American entertainer working cabarets on the French Riviera, does an impersonation of philandering industrialist Henri Duran (Kaye, again) so convincingly that even Duran’s beautiful wife (Gene Tierney) is fooled by it. When Duran’s business interests compel him to be […]

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Me and the Colonel, starring Danny Kaye

Me and the Colonel

Me and the Colonel (1958) starring Danny Kaye, Curt Jurgens, Nicole Maurey Me and the Colonel‚ is a very different Danny Kaye comedy.  It’s very funny, very entertaining, and highly recommended.  But it’s also not what you normally expect from a Danny Kaye movie.  There’s no singing or dancing, and the setting is much more serious – €the […]

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The Inspector General, starring Danny Kaye

The Inspector General

The Inspector General (1949) starring Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates “The Inspector General, generally he inspects.” Danny Kaye I’m a longtime fan of‚ Danny Kaye – €one of the screen’s greatest clowns, he has room to truly strut his stuff in this wonderful film. The movie begins as Georgi (played by Danny Kaye) is working with his partner Yakov (played […]

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Hans Christian Andersen (1952) starring Danny Kaye

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (1952) starring Danny Kaye Synopsis of Hans Christian Andersen  A fantasy fairy tale about the life of Hans Christian Andersen weaving some of his most famous tales into the story, starring Danny Kaye as the great storyteller.  It includes some truly great musical moments, such as  Inchworm, The Ugly Duckling, The Emperor’s New Clothes, etc. Review […]

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The Court Jester (1955) starring Danny Kaye, Angela Lansbury, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone

The Court Jester

Review of The Court Jester (1955) starring Danny Kaye, Angela Lansbury, Glynis Johns, Basil Rathbone I can safely say that The Court Jester with Danny Kaye is one of the funniest movies that I’ve ever seen.  The film begins in medieval England with a band of outlaws led by the Black Fox, determined to put the rightful king of England on the […]

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