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The Five Pennies (1959)

The Five Pennies (1959)

Jan. 01, 1959USA117 Min.Approved
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The musical biopic of jazz great Red Nichols features a healthy dose of melodrama along with the melodies. As the famed Dixieland cornetist, he runs into opposition to his sound, but breaks through to success. He marries a warm, patient woman (Bel Geddes) and even finds time to raise a family. Then tragedy strikes when their daughter contracts polio. The jazzman puts down his horn to stand by her.

The Five Pennies (1959)
Original title The Five Pennies
IMDb Rating 7.3 1,499 votes
TMDb Rating 7.4 14 votes

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Cast

Danny Kaye isErnest Loring Nichols
Ernest Loring Nichols
Barbara Bel Geddes isWila Stutsman
Wila Stutsman
Harry Guardino isTony Valani
Tony Valani
Bob Crosby isWil Paradise
Wil Paradise
Bobby Troup isArtie Schutt
Artie Schutt
Susan Gordon isDorothy Nichols - Ages 6 to 13
Dorothy Nichols - Ages 6 to 13
Tuesday Weld isDorothy Nichols - Age 13
Dorothy Nichols - Age 13
Ray Anthony isJimmy Dorsey
Jimmy Dorsey
Shelly Manne isDave Tough
Dave Tough

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