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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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Danny Kaye: King of Jesters

Danny Kaye - King of Jesters
Danny Kaye: King of Jesters by David Koenig Editorial review of Danny Kaye: King of Jesters, courtesy of Amazon.com  You remember the red-haired zany from the holiday favorite White Christmas … the lovable storyteller Hans Christian Andersen … the daydreamer Walter Mitty … the tongue-tied Court Jester …...
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Bongo, Bongo, Bongo lyrics

Merry Andrew - Danny Kaye in the lions' cage
Lyrics to Bongo, Bongo, Bongo (I don’t wanna leave the Congo) – also known as Civilization as sung by Danny Kaye and the Andrews Sisters — and now known to the current generation from the  Fallout video game
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Anatole of Paris

Danny Kaye as Anatole of Paris
Song lyrics to‚ Anatole of Paris, written by Sylvia Fine, sung by Danny Kaye in‚ The Secret Life of Walter Mitty It all began when I was born a month too soon My ma was frightened by a runaway saloon Pa was forced to be a hobo Because he played...
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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 (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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