The Five Pennies

  • 1959
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography, Musical

All that jazz. A schmaltz-laden biopic, THE FIVE PENNIES is nevertheless a jazz lover's movie, chock full of good old Dixieland tunes. Kaye plays Loring "Red" Nichols, who migrates to New York, where his cornet playing gains him acclaim with the Wil Paradise Band. He meets singer Bobbie Meredith (Bel Geddes, her vocals dubbed by Eileen Wilson); they later...read more

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The Five Pennies - Official Trailer
01:01 — True story of bandleader Red Nichols, who endangereed his career by caring for his ill daughter. Weld's screen debut!

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  • Rating: NR
  • Review: All that jazz. A schmaltz-laden biopic, THE FIVE PENNIES is nevertheless a jazz lover's movie, chock full of good old Dixieland tunes. Kaye plays Loring "Red" Nichols, who migrates to New York, where his cornet playing gains him acclaim with the Wil Paradi… (more)

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