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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...
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Pinocchio

Pinocchio (1976), starring Danny Kaye and Sandy Duncan
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

Review of A Song is Born, starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo  A Song is Born is a very unusual Danny Kaye film, in that 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...
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Skokie

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

Wonder Man, starring Danny Kaye
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...
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On the Riviera

On the Riviera, starring Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet
Editorial Review of On the Riviera (1951) starring Danny Kaye, Gene Tierney, Corinne Calvet, courtesy of Amazon.com  Just as Love Affair inspired An Affair to Remember and Sleepless in Seattle, Folies Bergere inspired That Night in Rio and On the Riviera. In Walter Lang’s Technicolor version, Danny Kaye‚ takes on a dual role previously assumed by Maurice Chevalier and Don Ameche....
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Me and the Colonel

Me and the Colonel, starring Danny Kaye
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...
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The Inspector General

The Inspector General, starring Danny Kaye
The Inspector General (1949) starring Danny Kaye, Walter Slezak, Barbara Bates “The Inspector General, generally he inspects.” 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)...
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Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen (1952) starring Danny Kaye
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...
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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...
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