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J.P.M. The Hague, Netherlands,
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This review is from: The Five Pennies [DVD]  (DVD)
After having seen this movie for a forty-eight years ago, it's staying very humoristic when I watched again on this DVD production.
Danny Kaye plays his role as Ernest Loring "Red" Nichols well with i'ts useable kind of humor!
For a seventy percent the history of Red Nichols is true, for the remaining part some artists of that time are not repressented in this movie, like Paul Whiteman's Orchestra when Red Nichols was a member when he got married in 1927 was absent.
In the movie I have seen Red Nichols was loosing his job. And also the other aspects, like he has left music business for a time during his daughter's illness is not true.
But it's well known music again makes everything good and the musicians do their utmost to give everyone their entertainment!