|Hiddles looks better with dark hair|
The Five Pennies is tied for my favorite Danny Kaye movie ever (Court Jester being the other one). Also, this one's for Lois, because she knows that this movie exists and is therefore an amazing person!!!
|Dat face doe|
|The guy on the right is the guy who gets him the date.|
|Bobby is in the middle|
Also, Follow That Leader is a really catchy song!
|Red Nichols and his Five Pennies|
Glenn is in the back.
But one night, Red takes 5-year-old Dorothy to a night club. Resulting in possibly my favorite song in the whole movie: "Oh When the Saints." Bobby puts her foot down. Dorothy must be a normal child and have Wheaties and orange juice for breakfast and get up at seven. Cuz that's apparently what normal kids do. So they send Dorothy off to a boarding school for a while and sort of get disconnected from her. Then tragedy strikes! The rest of the movie deals with family and priorities and dreams and other great stuff like that!
|Little Dorothy is so stinkin' cute!|
Just trust, me this movie is great! It's not that plot-driven. It's more like "Let's follow this guy around and see what happened in his life." But his life was exciting so that's great!
|Ala kazam kazam|
This movie will probably make you cry. I don't like to cry in movies, so when we're five minutes from the end, I prep myself. But then you get to the end, and other people in the movie are crying, so you're about to cry, but then you remember that you and your sister have this competition on who won't cry. It's a happy/inspirational/everything-worked-out-in-the-end kind of crying though.
Anywho, that's the synopsis, so here's some awesome things I like:
|Danny Kaye cannot play. You can see his fingers mess up a lot!|
LOUIS ARMSTRONG IS IN THIS MOVIE! He sings an awesome version of "Oh When the Saints" with Danny Kaye. He also plays a mean trumpet! Or bugle. Or cornet. I was confused. Obviously.
Dorothy as a little girl is soooo cute. She bluffs her dad out of a game of poker, and sings with Louis Armstrong and her dad in a club! To which her mom says "I don't want her singing in nightclubs until she is at least eight years old!" We do have standards you know!
Speaking of the mom, Bobby is a pretty great wife who encourages her husband a lot. I mean she's not perfect, but who is?
The music!! Ahhh! That's basically why you want to watch a musical right? "Oh When the Saints, "Lullaby in Ragtime," Back Home Again in Indiana," "The Five Pennies," and more! The trumpet is great, and there's all these great jazz songs!
|The real Red Nichols And His Five Pennies|
I'm assuming Red is on the far right?
This movie gives you a lot to think about! And those are the kind of movies I love best!
So, have you seen The Five Pennies? What was your favorite part? Do you like Danny Kaye? Also, what other movies should I watch?