The Five Pennies

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  • Approved
  • 1959
  • 1 hr 57 min
  • 7.2  (1,889)

The film is a 1959 biopic about the Big Band leader Red Nichols. Danny Kaye stars as Nichols. Other members of the cast include Barbara Bel Geddes, Harry Guardino, Susan Gordon and Tuesday Weld. Jazz icon Louis Armstrong is featured in the film as well. The movie tells the Red Nichols story starting in the 1920s when Red moved to New York City. He marries a singer names Bobbie Meredith (Bel Geddes) and forms his own band. The name of the band is The Five Pennies. The story deals with the ups and downs of Nichols’ persona and professional life. The real Red Nichols plays all the cornet parts in the movie.

The Five Pennies
The Five Pennies
The Five Pennies

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The film is a 1959 biopic about the Big Band leader Red Nichols. Danny Kaye stars as Nichols. Other members of the cast include Barbara Bel Geddes, Harry Guardino, Susan Gordon and Tuesday Weld. Jazz icon Louis Armstrong is featured in the film as well. The movie tells the Red Nichols story starting in the 1920s when Red moved to New York City. He marries a singer names Bobbie Meredith (Bel Geddes) and forms his own band. The name of the band is The Five Pennies. The story deals with the ups and downs of Nichols’ persona and professional life. The real Red Nichols plays all the cornet parts in the movie.

The Five Pennies is a 1959 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 57 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.2.

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  • Release Date
    1959
  • MPAA Rating
    Approved
  • Runtime
    1 hr 57 min
  • Language
    English
  • IMDB Rating
    7.2  (1,889)